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Judge denies Dalia Dippolito bond while she appeals verdict

Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 17:09:11-04

A judge has denied bond for Dalia Dippolito pending her appeal.

The ruling was issued Wednesday afternoon.

The court said Dippolito is more likely to flee now that she faces separation from her child.

In his order, the judge noted that Dippolito "is facing a prison sentence which may separate her from her son for his entire childhood."

The judge wrote, "...the Defendant is a flight risk and that appellate bond is not now appropriate in this case."

Dippolito was convicted in June by a jury of six for solicitation to commit murder in 2009. She was later sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Dippolito's attorneys believe they have grounds to overturn the verdict.

Defense attorney Brian Claypool said his team is deeply disappointed by the court's ruling but not surprised and said they will focus their resources on Dippolito's appeal.