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Newlywed accused of hiring hit man to murder husband

August 5, 2009...7:30 pm

By Calvin Palmer

A South Florida woman was arrested today shortly after she believed her husband of six months had been murdered by a hit man she allegedly hired.

Dalia Dippolito, 26, turned up at her home in Boyton Beach this morning to find police and crime scene tape everywhere. Believing her 38-year-old husband to be dead, she began sobbing.

But it was all part of an elaborate hoax set up by the police. The hit man she met with was an undercover police officer.

A friend of Dippolito tipped off police about her murderous intentions and arranged for her to meet the supposed hit man.

The undercover detective met with Dippolito on Monday and asked for $3,000 in cash and a key to the couple’s home.