Judge defers ruling on change of venue motion in Dalia Dippolito case

Judge defers ruling on change of venue motion in Dalia Dippolito case

The judge in the Dalia Dippolito case has denied a motion for a change of venue.

Dippolito's attorneys had argued that there was a risk of seating a contaminated jury because of the media attention the case has received.

Prosecutors argued the defense team contributed to the national media attention by holding news conferences and tweeting about the case.

Judge Glenn Kelley denied the change of venue motion without prejudice.

He said that he has about 70 jurors continuing the process Monday and that many of them said they had no knowledge of the case. He said others said under oath they could remain impartial.

The Boynton Beach woman is accused of a murder-for-hire plot against her husband in 2009 that made national headlines.

Dippolito was convicted in 2011 and sentenced to 20 years in prison, but that verdict was overturned by an appellate court.

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