WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A defense lawyer says the case against a Florida woman in the killings of her millionaire husband and mother-in-law is based on suspicion and speculation.
Attorney Howard Tanner made his closing argument at the New York trial of Narcy Novack of Fort Lauderdale and her brother, Cristobal Veliz of Brooklyn.
They are accused of directing the fatal beatings of Ben Novack Jr. at a suburban New York hotel and Bernice Novack at her Fort Lauderdale home.
Ben Novack's father built the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.
Tanner said the prosecution's case is flimsy. He said any evidence that does exist is unbelievable.
He says that's why prosecutors made plea bargains with the men who carried out the killings. He says their testimony is untrustworthy.