Bride involved in murder-for-hire case in court

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida woman, accused of hiring an undercover police officer to kill her husband of six months, is expected in court for a status hearing.

Dalia Dippolito was charged last August with solicitation to commit first-degree murder. Her court appearance is scheduled for Monday. The 27-year-old is currently on house arrest.

Authorities said Dippolito gave an informant pictures of her husband and $1,200 for a hit man to purchase a handgun. She also offered to create an alibi for herself and detailed her husband's daily schedule.

Before her arrest, authorities staged an elaborate crime scene outside the Dippolito home to make it look like her husband was killed. But it wasn't until she was taken to the Boynton Beach Police Department, she learned about the investigation.

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