Jurors review tapes in Florida woman’s murder-for-hire trial


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Undercover audio and video recordings are again being played for jurors deliberating the fate of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her husband.

The six jurors asked Tuesday to review tapes of Dalia Dippolito talking to an informant and an undercover officer posing as the hit man. If convicted of solicitation of first-degree murder, the 34-year-old Dippolito would face a possible 20-year sentence.

In one tape, she tells the informant to find her a hit man. In another, she tells the undercover officer she was “5,000 percent sure” she wanted Michael Dippolito killed. Those 2009 conversations were seen by millions when shown on television’s “Cops.”

Dippolito was convicted in 2011 but that verdict was thrown out on appeal. Deliberations began Tuesday morning.