Criminal Law

Woman Sentenced to Over 20 Years for Attempting to Murder Friend With Drug-Laced Cheesecake

A New York woman who was convicted of using a drug-laced cheesecake in an attempt to murder a friend and steal her identity was sentenced to more than two decades in prison Wednesday, officials announced.

Viktoria Nasyrova, 47, was convicted in February of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault, second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and petit larceny, according to a news release from the Queens County District Attorney.

The plot took place on August 28, 2016, according to the release. Nasyrova visited the home of Olga Tsvyk – a woman who resembled her with “dark hair, the same complexion and other similar physical traits,” the release said, citing evidence used in the case. Both were also Russian speakers.

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