A Boynton Beach woman who has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for attempting to hire a hit man in 2009 to murder her husband is seeking bond during her appeal to the court.
Dalia Dipolito, 34, was convicted of solicitation to commit first-degree murder in June. It was her third murder-for-hire trial.
Dipolito is expected back in court Thursday as her attorneys seek bond while they appeal her prison sentence for hiring an undercover police officer (posing as a hit man) to kill her husband.
Defense attorneys Brian Claypool and Greg Rosenfeld are seeking an appellate bond for Dippolito while the Fourth District Court of Appeal considers their argument for a new trial. They claim a juror was sleeping during crucial testimony in Dippolito's most recent trial.
Palm Beach County Judge Glenn Kelley recently denied a request for a new trial.
If attorneys successfully appeal the decision, Dippolito would get a fourth trial.
The Boynton Beach Police Department staged a phony crime scene on the day that Dippolito's husband was supposed to be killed and recorded her reaction.
Dippolito has a 1-year-old son who was born while she was out of jail on house arrest between the second and third trials.