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Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Retrial of Woman Charged With Murder For Hire Now Underway: Defense Alleges Police Wanted Attention of "Cops" Producers

Via @law_newz: The retrial of a woman arrested for solicitation to commit the murder of her husband is underway in Florida. The prosecution alleges that Dalia Dippolito tried to hire a "hit man" and former lover who turned out to be working with the police. The defense contends that she is the victim of an ambitious police department that wanted to impress producers of the "Cops" television series. Ms. Dippolito was convicted in 2011, but an appeals court granted her a new trial in 2014.

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