A woman allegedly tried to kill her look-alike with poisoned cheesecake in a devious attempt to steal the victim's identity, New York City prosecutors said Wednesday. "Offering a gift of cheesecake, the defendant is alleged to have laced the dessert with a Russian drug and presented it to the unsuspecting victim".
"The woman ate the cheesecake, fell ill and laid down", lawyer Richard Brown said.
A friend discovered Tsvyk the next day, dressed in underwear and lying unconscious on a bed littered with prescription drugs. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment and she survived the poisoning.
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"This is a freaky and twisted crime that could have resulted in the death of a Queens woman, whose only fault was that she shared similar features with the defendant", Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement.
She denied those charges in an interview with CBS' "48 Hours", saying, "I'm not a killer".
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A Russian resident from Brooklyn, has been arrested in suspicion of food poisoning her identical, pretended to be her and stole her properties. "The defendant has been apprehended and now faces a long term of incarceration".
Federal officials tested the remaining cheesecake stored in a container and confirmed that the treat was laced with the tranquilizer. According to Fox News, Tsvyk shared similar physical traits to Nasyrova and could speak Russian, making her a choice target.
She's also accused of drugging and killing a 54-year-old woman in her native country in 2014 before fleeing to NY, the Associated Press reported. Court documents suggest that the woman fled Russian Federation where she was wanted for the murder of a 54-year-old woman.
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