A former Florida escort who landed on a “Cops” episode after attempting to hire a hitman to murder her husband was sentenced to 16 years behind bars.
Dalia Dippolito in 2009 was recorded telling an undercover detective she was “5,000% sure” she wanted him to kill her husband, and a jury last month convicted her on a charge of solicitation of first-degree murder.
It took the six-member jury just an hour and a half to return with their guilty verdict in Dippolito’s third trial, potentially ending eight years of litigation.
A jury previously convicted Dippolito and sentenced her to 20 years in prison in 2011, but it was later tossed on an appeal and a retrial last fall ended with a 3-3 hung jury.
Listen, when I met her, it was very exciting,” Michael Dippolito said. “We got along really well. Our sex life was amazing and that was part of the whole reason, you know I was so into her and I thought she was into me.”
The trial mostly hinged on a 23-minute video in which Dippolito agreed to pay undercover officer Widy Jean $7,000 to put two bullet’s in her husband’s head. The pair discussed a series of strategies, but eventually settled on a botched burglary for their cover.
Prosecutors alleged she wanted control of their town house as well as her husband’s savings.
Dippolito was sentenced to serve 16 years in a state prison, with credit for 150 days already served. She did not receive credit for the last eight years she spent on house arrest.