United States (McKoy’s News) – American Woman Killed Jamaican Husband: The New York Daily News has reported that, An American woman living in of Brooklyn, New York, who hired a hitman to kill her Jamaican husband, for a life insurance policy valuing US$900,000, has been convicted of murder and other criminal charges in the United States.
The jury deliberated for less than three hours and found 29-year-old, Alishia Noel-Murray, guilty of murder, attempted murder and weapons possession related to husband Omar Murray’s death.
Mrs. Noel-Murray denied any involvement in her husband’s death.
she will be sentenced on June 29 and faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
According to prosecutors, Mrs. Noel-Murray plotted with her lover, Dameon Lovell to pay a hitman US$3,500, to kill her husband because she believed he was cheating and she would have the added benefit of collecting three insurance policies.
Mr. Murray was allegedly shot and killed by hitman Kirk Portious, inside his Brooklyn residence that he shares with his wife and 10-month-old-son.
The newspaper reported that, Lovell cooperated with prosecutors in exchange for a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.
Portious is on trial before a different jury, which had not yet reached a verdict.
Lead prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Emily Dean told jurors that Noel-Murray was having financial problems and that she and her husband were not getting along. As a result, Dean said Mrs. Noel-Murray took out three life insurance policies on her husband, including one for US$150,000 only a few months before his death on February 24, 2013.
She said in the months before that Mrs. Noel-Murray twice tried to have him killed. The first attempt, Dean said, came in October 2012 when Mrs. Noel-Murray tried to poison her husband, who was saved by doctors. The second attempt, the prosecutor said, came on February 6, 2013, when a friend of Lovell fired at Omar Murray and missed.
Noel-Murray admitted that, during the trial, she and Lovell had sex inside her home while her husband and son were upstairs sleeping.