Monday, August 10, 2009
Dalia Dippolito May Have Sought An Alternative To Divorce
Women file over 70% of all divorces. Since the economy is tight, the number of divorces being filed has been reduced. But that does not mean that there is suddenly more love for husbands. Take the recent case of Dalia Dippolito. Dippolito is a beautiful newly wed who was video taped crying when police told her that her husband had been murdered. The 26-year-old could barely stand as a Florida police officer comforted her. But the truth is that she had been married less then six months and apparently already had an exit plan. It turns out that Dippolito had apparently secretly hired a hit man to kill her husband Michael Dippolito.
An effective exit plan except, the contract killer turned out to be an undercover police officer. So, when police told her that her 38-year-old husband was murdered, they fibbed as he was actually alive and in protective custody. Dippolito has let it be known that she was interested in hiring a hitman. So an undercover policeman posed as the hitman and recorded Dippolito apparently saying she wanted her husband dead. She even provided the 'killer' money to buy a gun. Dippolito appears cold on the tape. She made it clear that she didn't want any excuses for why the crime wouldn't happen.
Dippolito is an unemployed estate agent. Police in Boynton Beach, Florida, know how to play the game. When Dippolito left for a morning workout at the gym, police sealed off her street as a crime scene.Yellow police tape was put across the road. A CSI van parked outside the couple's home. Police called Dippolito while she was at the gym and told her to come home immediately. Dippolito was confronted by more than half a dozen police officers when she arrived home. When told her husband had been murdered, Dippolito sobbed uncontrollably. (So much for so called experts who opine that Casey Anthony did not cry enough when learning of her daughters death.) At the police station she was then confronted by the 'hitman' and her husband.
Police charged Dippolito with solicitation to murder. Why not divorce? Was she obsessed with money? Apparently she had encouraged her husband to sign over their home in only her name. Michael Had met Dalia about a year ago and they married about six months ago within days of his divorce from his first wife becoming final. Was there another man? Court papers reveal that "Dippolito's lover" had tipped off police about the plot.S he had urged her husband to sign over the deeds to their flat and he had agreed to put the property in her name. According to Michael's lawyer, Sam Caliendo, Dalia never loved Michael. Rather, she married Michael to obtain his property. Dipploito has been released on bail. She could get life in prison if convicted. However, until proven otherwise in a court of law, she is to be considered "innocent." Well, perhaps "not guilty is a better term than "innocent."
Update 12 28-09: Dippolito's bond was originally set at $25,000. Seems like a small amount after hearing tapes of her conversation with the under cover hitman.