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Widow’s lover gets 15 to life for arranging murder of husband

July 21, 2017 By Paul Frangipane Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The widow who arranged for Dameon Lovell to murder her husband and then hired Kirk Portious to finish the act was sentenced to life in prison on June 29, 2017. Eagle file photo by Paul Frangipane
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The man who attempted to murder his girlfriend’s husband and then hired another man to finish the deed was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Friday.

Dameon Lovell walked into Justice Neil Firetog’s courtroom at Brooklyn Supreme Court in a pink button-down shirt and handcuffs. He walked out less than 4 minutes later with a possibility of life in prison in front of him.

Lovell is the final piece of the trio that plotted to murder Omar Murray to be sentenced for the February 2013 murder-for-hire crime.

Alisha Noel, Murray’s wife, first attempted to poison her husband to collect $900,000 in life insurance. When her scheme failed, she asked Lovell, her boyfriend, to hire a killer, according to court documents.

Noel was sentenced to life in prison on June 29, along with Kirk Portious, whom Lovell hired to shoot Murray to death.

Lovell shot at Murray himself, but missed. He then paid a $500 down payment and promised Portious $3,500 to finish the act.

Portious fatally shot Murray in cold blood in the entrance of Noel’s home while she sat upstairs with her and Murray’s child on Feb. 24, 2013.

While Noel and Portious were sentenced, Murray’s family members filled the courtroom and testified against the woman they once considered part of the family.

Lovell’s sentencing was more routine — quick-paced with seemingly no one supporting him in the courtroom aside from his lawyer.

“This was the person that was my sister,” Murray’s brother said of Noel at her sentencing. “I thought she loved my brother … my brother deserved more than this.”

Lovell previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the promised sentence of 15 years to life.

Noel and Portious were each convicted in jury trials.

 


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