Life in prison for wife who paid hitman to kill Jamaican husband

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killer-wife-and-husband.jpgThe woman who was convicted in the United States for hiring a hitman to kill her Jamaican husband has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the NYDaily News has reported. The contracted killer has received a similar sentence.

Alishia Noel-Murray, 29, and Kirk Portious, 27, were sentenced today in the Brooklyn Supreme Court, in the state of New York. They were convicted during separate trials earlier this year. Prosecutor say Noel-Murray wanted to cash in on a US$900,000 insurance payout from three policies for the deceased, Omar Murray. Noel-Murray said nothing and, at times, rolled her eyes as relatives of the Jamaican immigrant spoke during her sentencing hearing.

But family members appeared satisfied with the sentence.

"Alishia you can spend the next 900,000 years in prison, one for each dollar you thought you'd get for my son's life," the newspaper quoted Omar Murray's cousin, Nicole Barten as saying in a letter she read on behalf of his mother, Eunice Ashley Henry.