Viktoria Nasyrova Wiki – Bio
Viktoria Nasyrova, now 47, was convicted of attempted murder, assault, unlawful imprisonment, and petty theft in connection with the 2016 poisoning of her former beautician in New York.
A 47-year-old woman who tried to murder her look-alike friend by feeding her cheesecake laced with a deadly poison in a plot to steal the woman’s identity has been found guilty in a New York court. Viktoria Nasyrova, originally from Russia, was convicted Thursday of attempted murder, assault, unlawful imprisonment, and petty theft in connection with the 2016 poisoning of her former beautician, Olga Tsvyk, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced in a press release. In the summer of 2016, Nasyrova went to Tsvyk’s home in Queens, New York, and offered her a piece of cheesecake laced with phenazepam, a powerful tranquilizer, to kill the woman and steal her identity.
Viktoria Nasyrova is 47 years old.
Viktoria Nasyrova found guilty of trying to kill a friend with a poisoned cheesecake
“The jury saw through the deception and the defendant’s plans,” the press release reads. “She mixed a slice of cheesecake with a deadly drug so she could steal her unsuspecting victim’s most valuable possession, her identity. Fortunately, her victim survived and the poison led back to the culprit. Tsvyk said she got sick about 20 minutes after eating the dessert and went to bed. Her friend found her the next day unconscious with pills scattered all over her body, which were purposely placed there to make it look like Tsvyk had committed suicide. She was taken to the hospital and she recovered, but when she returned home she discovered that “her passport and employment authorization card were missing, along with a gold ring and other valuables,” says the release.
At the time of the attempted murder, “the victim and Nasyrova resembled each other: they both had dark hair, the same complexion, and other similar physical features,” Katz’s statement reads. “Plus, they both spoke Russian.” Nasyrova will be sentenced next month and faces up to 25 years in prison. This is not Nasyrova’s first run-in with the law. She is also wanted in Russia on murder charges in connection with the 2014 death of her neighbor at the time, Alla Aleksenko, 54. Nasyrova fled to New York after being accused of killing the woman and stealing her money. Nasyrova allegedly seduced the lead detective prosecuting her in that case, and allegedly facilitated her escape. She has denied any involvement in Aleksenko’s death.