Exotic dancer testifies in murder-for-hire case

The exotic dancer prosecutors say was hired to murder a Nesconset man in October 2008 took the stand Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Monique Randall and two friends were paid almost $10,000 by Ronald Thornton to kill James DiMartino, his one-time business partner. Thornton allegedly set up a meeting with DiMartino at a Commack restaurant, where he then was shot and killed, prosecutors say.

Thornton's attorney claims Randall's testimony is not credible because she has already admitted to lying during the case. While on the stand, Randall said she got her two friends to murder DiMartino.

Investigators backed up her testimony with surveillance video placing Randall and her two friends at the scene.

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