WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Dalia Dippolito of Boynton Beach has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
She will receive credit for time served since her arrest, which is close to two years.
Dippolito is convicted of solicitation to commit first-degree murder after hiring a hit man to kill her husband.
At her trial last month, a jury found Dalia Dippolito guilty of hiring a hit man to kill her husband, Michael in August 2009.
The hit man was actually an undercover police officer.
Michael Dippolito reacted to the sentence outside the courtroom saying, "I wish we were never here and as far as the sentence, I'm five thousand percent happy with it."
Before her sentence was handed down, Dalia's brother and sister pleaded with the judge.
"She helped raise me,” said Amir Mohammed.
Michael also spoke to the judge before the sentence, saying his wife ruined his life.
"I feel sorry for everybody crying in the courtroom today, but you know what, I got to feel sorry for myself," said Dippolito.
In videotaped evidence, Dippolito said she was sure she wanted her husband dead.
The judge told Dalia what he thought of her conviction.
"It was pure evil. You were taking advantage of a guy who was gullible, who was in love with you and you contrived these elaborate plans," said Palm Beach County judge Jeffery Colbath.
In the end the prosecution, who asked for the maximum 30 years, was pleased with 20.
Speaking about the judges sentence, Chief Assistant State Attorney Elizabeth Parker said, "He clearly took into account of the seriousness of this case and what was at stake here which was a person's life. I mean, as i said at the sentencing, she was an unsuccessful murderer."
Police say the motive was ownership of the couple's Boynton Beach home and Michael's money.
The reality TV show cops filmed parts of this investigation leading to an internal investigation within the Boynton Beach Police Department.
No officers were disciplined as a result of that investigation.
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