She Married Her Husband And Then Tried To Have Him Killed

Dalia Dippolito can be heard on camera confirming she was “5,000 percent sure” she wanted a hitman to murder her husband.

October 04, 2019

Dalia Dippolito [Florida Department of Corrections]

Dalia Dippolito [Florida Department of Corrections]

By: Christine Colby

Mike Dippolito reportedly testified in court that in October 2008, Dalia Dippolito was allegedly a professional sex worker who was sent to meet with him when he called for an escort.

“It was weird. I had a connection with her immediately,” Mike told Fox News. “We … had that moment where it was just two regular people getting along. And there was a connection. It was more than what we were doing.”

And four months later, the couple reportedly got married.

Mike was reportedly hoping for a new beginning after some legal troubles he’d had. He reportedly had run a business convincing people to send him money to invest — but according to a probable cause affidavit filed in May 2002, he would keep the money and spend it on clothes, jewelry, phone sex lines, and psychics.

Although Mike received a two-year prison sentence on charges of organized fraud and unlicensed telemarking, he only served seven months behind bars and is currently on probation.

Soon after his marriage to Dalia, she reportedly managed to convince Mike to sign his house over to her. She also allegedly took $100,000 of the money intended as restitution payments from Mike to the victims of his fraud.

Mike Dippolito didn’t seem too surprised when investigators informed him his wife, Dalia, supposedly wanted him dead. She was, with the help of a former lover, reportedly attempting to hire a hitman to take out Mike.

Mike Dippolito told Fox News, “I knew it. I couldn’t catch her doing anything. But I had my eye on her, and I had a good suspicion…. I’m not oblivious to what’s going on around me, but who wants to immediately think it’s your girl or your wife?”

It was a former lover of Dalia’s, Mohamed Shihadeh, who reportedly managed to get incriminating evidence against her once he became a confidential informant. In a video, she can reportedly be seen giving money to an undercover officer — the “hitman” — and telling him she was “5,000 percent sure” she wanted her husband killed.

The authorities reportedly lied to Dalia, telling her someone killed her husband, and even staged a fake murder scene. Authorities had the whole exchange captured on video, including where Dalia can be seen becoming hysterical upon receiving the false news of her husband’s murder before being taken to the police station.

At her trial, Dalia faced multiple allegations, including reportedly trying to get Mike arrested for a parole violation by planting drugs in his car, attempting to poison him with antifreeze, and speaking with a potential hitman.

Her attorney reportedly argued, in her defense, that everything she’d done was a plan to get on reality TV.

She received a 20-year prison sentence in 2011, although she succeeded in getting the verdict overturned on appeal. After another trial ended with a hung jury, her third trial resulted in the conviction of Dalia for solicitation to commit first-degree murder in 2017. She was given a 16-year prison sentence.

Dalia has been appealing her sentence, but the Florida Supreme Court ruled it would not consider her fourth bid for a new trial.

Dalia is currently incarcerated at the Lowell Correctional Institution Annex in Florida. Her release date is 2032.

For more on this case, watch the “Palm Beach” episode of Investigation Discovery’s Sins & Secrets on ID GO now!

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