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Florida Supreme Court denies Dalia Dippolito's appeal in murder-for-hire case

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 16:14:17-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court has denied an appeal by Dalia Dippolito in her high profile murder-for-hire case in Boynton Beach.

Dippolito, who's been found guilty twice for trying to hire an undercover police officer posing as a hitman to kill her ex-husband, appealed her most recent 2017 conviction to the state's high court.

However, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday it will not hear the case.

Dippolito is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence.

Boynton Beach police said Dippolito plotted in 2009 to kill her then-husband, Mike, with her lover.

The case quickly gained national attention after the popular television show 'COPS' aired an episode of Dippolito's arrest in 2009.

The Boynton Beach woman has been tried three times since her arrest. Her 2011 conviction was overturned on appeal. In 2016, Dippolito was tried again, but jurors were deadlocked on a verdict.

Dippolito's defense appealed her most recent 2017 conviction, questioning certain evidence in the case, as well as whether her arrest was entrapment by police.