Dalia Dippolito won't seek change of venue

Dalia Dippolito won't seek change of venue

Attorneys for Dalia Dippolito have decided not to seek a change of venue for her third trial.

Her attorneys believe an impartial jury can be found and that she will receive a fair trial.

"Judge Kelley did an exceptional job of vetting potentially biased jurors in the last trial to ensure that Ms. Dippolito had the case heard before an unbiased cross section of Palm Beach County jurors," defense attorney Brian Claypool said in a statement. "Co-counsel Greg Rosenfeld and I trust that Judge Kelley will do the same in the third trial. Ms. Dippolito has faith in the people of Palm Beach County."

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

She was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2011, but that conviction was overturned. A retrial last month ended with a hung jury. Dippolito's third trial could be set as early as this April.

She is currently under house arrest.

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