Wife Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Plot Out Of Prison

Published On: Oct 12 2011 03:49:45 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 13 2011 09:33:58 AM EDT

A woman convicted of hiring a hit man in a plot to kill her husband was released from prison Tuesday as she appeals her sentence.

Dalia Dippolito, 28, was sentenced in June to 20 years in prison in a plot to kill her husband, Michael Dippolito.

Dalia Dippolito was arrested in 2009 after police said she hired an undercover police officer who she thought was a hit man to kill her husband.

Officers caught her reaction on video as they told her that Michael Dippolito had been killed. He was safe and unharmed.

Dalia Dippolito was released on $500,000 bond. It is unclear who put up the money. She will remain under house arrest at her mother's Boynton Beach home while the case goes through an appeal process.

Michael Dippolito's attorneys, Jason Brodie and Joshua Friedman, spoke out Tuesday about Dalia Dippolito's release.

"He's upset right now. He's upset. He's shocked. He's surprised," Brodie said.

"Clearly, he wants to move on," Friedman said. "The longer the appeal takes, he's still involved in this case."

Under a court order, Michael and Dalia Dippolito may have no contact with each other, although they are living about a mile and a half apart.


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