Police question Dalia Dippolito on August 5, 2009.
Dalia attempted to hire a hit man to murder her husband. The "hit man" was actually an undercover cop. Dalia has since been convicted of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.
Notable moments in this video:
0:04 The police read Dalia her Miranda rights.
1:52 The police trick Dalia into signing a consent form to use video footage of her for the COPS TV show.
11:50 Believing that the police are on their way back into the room, Dalia begins to fake cry. When she realizes they are not coming back in, she stops "crying" and listens intently to their conversation about the "murder scene."
12:38 Dalia begins to fake cry again, now that the police actually are on their way back into the room.
13:05 The "hitman" is brought into the room.
13:38 The jig is up. Dalia is arrested.
14:10 It finally sinks in. "You were photographed in the convertible when you sat in his car in the front of CVS. What do you want to do?" "Oh my god!"
16:20 Is Dalia offering her wrist for the handcuffs, or attempting to hug the officer?
16:44 Dalia gets to see the husband she just tried to have murdered.
17:40 For a second time, the police read Dalia her Miranda rights.
29:31 Dalia asks to go home.
30:26 Dalia again asks to go home.
Aug 5, 2009 ... A South Florida woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly hiring an undercover police officer to kill her husband of six months, authorities said.
Dalia Dippolito, 26, was charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder and taken to the Palm Beach County jail, Boynton Beach Police Department spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said. Bond had not yet been set and it was unclear if she had an attorney.
Dippolito gave an informant pictures of her husband, 38-year-old Michael Dippolito, and $1,200 for a hit man to purchase a handgun, according to a probable cause affidavit. She also offered to create an alibi for herself and detailed her husband's daily schedule.
An undercover officer posing as a hit man called Dippolito on Monday afternoon and arranged a meeting. The officer asked for $3,000 in cash and a key to the couple's home. The undercover officer later met Dippolito in a pharmacy parking lot and asked if she was sure she wanted her husband killed.
She laughed, according to the according to the affidavit, and said: "I will be very happy."
Dippolito discussed getaway routes, her home's security system, the location of her husband on Wednesday and the fee for the task, and the officer again asked if the woman was sure.
"I'm not going to change my mind," she responded, according to the documents. "I am 5,000 percent sure I want it done. When I set my mind to something, I get it done."
Authorities staged an elaborate crime scene outside the Dippolito home on Wednesday morning, complete with yellow crime tape and several police vehicles.
"The bottom line is, we wanted her to believe without question that when she arrived that her husband was dead," Slater said.
Officers then contacted Dippolito at her gym and told her to come to the house. When an officer told Dippolito that her husband was dead, she broke down in tears, a video of the operation shows.
Dippolito was then taken to the Boynton Beach Police Department, where she was told of the investigation and arrested. Michael Dippolito, who was informed of the case Wednesday morning, was also at the police department, as was the undercover officer who Dalia Dippolito believed was going to kill her husband, according to a police news release.
A call to a telephone number listed for Michael Dippolito connected with a signal that sounded like a fax machine. A call to a cell phone number for Dalia Dippolito was unanswered and a message was not immediately returned.
"It seems like it just hasn't hit him yet," Slater said of Michael Dippolito. "But the more he thinks about it, the more things that have happened over the past couple months are starting to make sense to him."
By SARAH LARIMER
Associated Press Writer
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