Hit man gets prison for NY, Fla. killings

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Posted: Sep 12, 2013 4:00 PM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A hit man who admitted killing a Florida millionaire in New York and his mother has been sentenced to 17½ years behind bars.

The prison term for Alejandro Garcia was well under what federal guidelines prescribed. That's because Garcia cooperated in the prosecution of the millionaire's wife, Narcy Novack.

Novack and her brother were convicted last year of arranging the 2009 killings of her husband, Ben Novack Jr., and his mother, Bernice Novack.

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

Garcia has admitted that he helped kill Ben Novack in a New York hotel room and Bernice Novack at her Fort Lauderdale home.