Woman Pleads Guilty in Valley Cottage Resident’s Murder

Diana Nadell, 51, plead guilty to murdering her mother-in-law, Peggy Nadell, last January in an attempt to obtain over $4 million due to her son, James Nadell, Diana’s husband. Nadell admitted to hiring accomplice Andrea Benson for help in the act who is also pleading guilty to second-degree murder. The two women both tried to blame each other in the plotted death however Clarkstown Police recounted telephone conversation, surveillance, and other evidence that proved that Benson choked Peggy and Nadell stabbed her. Two other women involved in the murder plot plead guilty to hindering prosecution, a reduced charge for cooperating with the prosecution. Nadell’s sentencing is May 12th and with serve 23 years to life in prison.

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