Alishia Noel-Murray thought she had a surefire plan to get her hands on nearly $1 million but she probably didn’t plan on things blowing up in her face. Now, she’s facing a first-degree murder charge for her thwarted plan that led to the untimely death of her husband. It all started with a disturbing murder plot that led authorities straight back to her.
A Planned Murder:
On Thursday, June 9, Brooklyn Supreme Court jurors found Alishia guilty of murder for the assassination of her husband, Omar Murray, according to New York Daily News. It has been reported that Alishia hired three men, including her former lover Dameon Lovell, to murder her husband.
She claims she became infuriated with Omar when she learned of his cheating and sexual encounters with prostitutes. So, she devised a plan for revenge. They reportedly paid the hitmen approximately $3,500. The shooter, identified as Kirk Portious, is said to have murdered Murray at his home in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, New York on Feb. 23, 2013. Alishia was set to collect more than $900,000 from her deceased husband’s insurance policies.
According to The Grio, Alishia married her new lover, Jose Abreu, shortly after her husband’s death and soon took out an insurance policy on her second husband after learning he, too, had cheated on her.
But, before her second marriage, there were a number of disturbing occurrences that led to her conviction.
Her First Affair:
During the trial, Alishia admitted to having an affair with Dameon Lovell just weeks before her husband was killed. She also revealed they’d texted almost every day from January up to the time of her husband’s death. Then to make matters worse, she admitted she cheated on Omar with Dameon and they’d reportedly had sex in her home while her husband slept upstairs.
Alishia also offered a recount of the time leading up to her husband’s death. She claimed she overheard her husband having a conversation with some people outside. Then, she heard “three pops,” according to the New York Post. “I couldn’t make out what he was saying,” she explained. “Right after that I hear three pops…Almost like someone put a balloon undershirt and popped it. After that, I called him on his phone. I look outside and see jeep outside. I called him on his phone and he didn’t answer. I called again and he didn’t answer so I called 911.
“I locked the bedroom door,” she continued. “I was scared. I was very scared.”
But despite her account of what happened, things changed when Dameon was offered a plea deal in exchange for 15 years to life in behind bars. Although Alishia denied having any involvement in the murder of her husband when she took the stand, Dameon’s statements said otherwise. Alishia Noel-Murray was found guilty of murder, attempted murder and weapon possession. Her sentencing is scheduled for June 29.