Attorney Says Woman Accused Of Hiring Hit Man Was Framed By Fame-Hungry Boyton Beach Detectives

The attorney for a Boyton Beach woman accused of plotting her husband's murder says his client was setup by detectives that were seeking fame through a reality show. 

The third trial for 34-year-old Dalia Dippolito began Thursday morning. Dippolito was originally convicted in 2011 of hiring an undercover cop posing as a hit man to kill her newlywed husband but the decision was later overturned on appeal before the second trial resulted in a split jury late last year.

Prosecutor Craig Williams told Palm Beach County jury during opening statements Thursday that Dippolito wanted her husband, Michael Dippolito, killed so she could get possession of his money. He says she plotted her husband's "destruction.''

But Brian Claypool, Dippolito's attorney, said she was set up in 2009 by Boynton Beach detectives seeking fame on the "Cops'' television show. 

The case drew national attention when video of Dippolito discussing the possible killing was shown on a "Cops'' special.

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