Pre-trial delay in Fla. woman NY case

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Posted: Jun 23, 2011 11:50 AM
Pre-trial delay in Fla. woman NY case

A Florida woman accused of directing the killing of her millionaire husband and mother-in-law is angry about a new pre-trial delay.

The New York case against Narcy Novack of Fort Lauderdale was adjourned Thursday to Aug. 1.

A visibly frustrated Novack insisted her lawyer complain to the judge about the delay. The lawyer did, but Novack continued speaking to him angrily during the federal court session in White Plains, N.Y.

Two factors caused the delay. Prosecutors said the Justice Department hasn't yet decided whether to seek the death penalty against Novack. And, a new lawyer took over the case against her brother and a co-defendant.

They're accused of hiring others to kill Bernice Novack in Florida and Ben Novack in New York.

Ben Novack's father built the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach.