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Dalia Dippolito house arrest request denied

She will be allowed to attend brother's wedding
Posted at 6:49 AM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 18:40:37-05

Dalia Dippolito's second attempt to change her house arrest conditions were denied by a judge Thursday morning.

Her attorneys presented a motion to Judge Glenn Kelley at 8:30 a.m. 

The motion that was denied had asked the court to keep Dippolito on house arrest, but allow her to go anywhere in Palm Beach County between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Kelley said he will allow Dippolito to attend her brother's upcoming wedding as long as she provides the time and location.

The judge said he will not allow her to meet with her attorneys outside of Greg Rosenfeld's office.

Last month, Dippolito's attorneys asked the same judge to remove the Boynton Beach woman from house arrest altogether. They claimed as a new mother, Dippolito is not able to take part in activities with her son.

Kelley denied that request but said he would consider a modified motion, prompting Thursday's hearing.

Dippolito’s case is scheduled to go to a third trial beginning June 2. Boynton Beach police accused Dippolito of hiring a hit man to kill her then husband.

A jury convicted her after her first trial. But an appeals court granted her a second trial. It ended in December with a mistrial.

NewsChannel 5 learned Wednesday that prosecutors may ask Kelley to place Dippolito’s lawyers under a gag order and remove California-based defense attorney Brian Claypool from the case.