She gets what she deserved – 20 years sentence.
It was a scene straight from a made-for-TV movie. Newlywed Dalia Dippolito comes home from working out at the gym to find crime scene tape around the townhouse she shares with her husband of six months Michael Dippolito. A team of Boynton Beach police officers were waiting for Dalia along with a camera crew for the TV show COPS.
That’s when police break the news to Dippolito, her husband is dead, the victim of a murder-for-hire plot. In a video that went viral, Dippolito breaks down in hysterics in shock over her dead husband. In a matter of months, it appeared she went from a bride to a widow. But actually, Michael Dippolito was not dead.
He was alive, waiting to confront his new wife at police headquarters. It turns out Dalia Dippolito was behind the murder-for-hire plot, according to prosecutors. The crime scene was staged and the video was part of an undercover sting. Investigators say Dalia Dippolito wanted her husband dead, and hired a hit man she promised more than $6,000 to murder Michael Dippolito. But the hit man was an undercover cop. The sting came about after a mystery informant came forward about the plot. Who? Dalia Dippolito’s close male friend, a man Michael Dippolito’s attorney suspected was having a romantic relationship with Dalia Dippolito.
After learning of her new husband’s death, Dalia Dippolito was taken straight to police headquarters still unaware cops were eying her as the mastermind of the unsuccessful murder plot. When investigators confronted her with the allegations and her husband, who was alive, she was arrested and eventually convicted at trial on one count of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. On June 17, 2011 Dalia Dippolito was sentenced to 20 years in prison. But Dippolito has not been behind bars, she’s been on house arrest, reportedly at her mother’s home, on a $500,000 appellate bond while she appeals her conviction to Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal. Dippolito is not permitted to leave the area and must request permission from a probation officer to go anywhere.