Brooklyn Man Victim Of Murder-For-Hire Plot Orchestrated By Wife And Her Boyfriend

Posted By Urban News Hour | March 9, 2013

An ironworker who was fatally shot in his Brooklyn home may have been the victim of a vicious murder-for-hire plot designed by his wife and her boyfriend, the Daily News has learned.

Omar Murray, 37, took a bullet to his chest at his Lott Ave. home in Brownsville in what initially appeared to be a botched robbery on Feb. 24, law enforcement sources said.

But investigators soon learned that Murray’s 25-year-old wife, Alishia Noel-Murray, may have ordered the hit so she could cash in on her husband’s $400,000 life insurance policy, the sources said.

Her alleged paramour, Dameon Lovell, 29, was one of three men collared a day after the senseless killing, sources said.

Lovell and the suspected shooter, Kirk Portious, 25, were each charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, sources said. They are being held without bail on Rikers Island.

Their getaway driver, 22-year-old Dion Jack, was charged with criminal facilitation. He was released on $5,000 bail.

Portious has several sealed arrests that include a 2004 robbery bust, sources said — but Lovell and Jack had no criminal record before they were booked for the murder rap.

The trio implicated Noel-Murray as the one who orchestrated the sick scheme to kill her spouse, sources said. Noel-Murray has not been charged.

A viewing was held for the Jamaican-born Murray on Friday night at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church on Sullivan Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

  His mother, who relatives identified as Eunice Ashley, wailed as she rushed over to the casket of her dead son.

“My baby! My baby!” she cried as her family tried to console her.

Noel-Murray, who attended her husband’s wake, could not be reached for comment. Her mother declined to speak to a reporter as she left her apartment on Friday.

It was not clear how long Murray was married to his wife, but records show they moved into the Lott Ave. house — which is owned by Noel-Murray’s mother — early in 2012.

A funeral will be held for Murray at the church on Saturday morning before he is buried at Cypress Hills Cemetery.

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