Judge declares mistrial in Dalia Dippolito case

Judge declares mistrial in Dalia Dippolito case

Jurors in the Dalia Dippolito case said Wednesday they were deadlocked in reaching a verdict in her murder-for-hire retrial, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial.

The jury began deliberating again at 9:30 a.m.

After about an hour, they asked Judge Glenn Kelley if there was another charge they could consider.

Kelley said no to their question.

The judge then told the jury to continue to deliberate, but the jury returned about 25 minutes later and said they still couldn't reach a verdict.

At 11:27 a.m., Kelley declared the case a mistrial.

The six jurors were deadlocked with three finding Dippolito guilty and three finding her not guilty.

Dippolito, a Boynton Beach resident, was accused of hiring a hitman to kill her husband in 2009.

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