Hidden camera's hit-man video reads like reality TV, and was

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Posted: Mar 31, 2016 3:25 AM
Hidden camera's hit-man video reads like reality TV, and was

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A secretly recorded conversation between newlywed Dalia Dippolito and Widy Jean, an undercover Boynton Beach officer posing as a hit-man went viral in 2011 after the reality TV show "Cops" aired their take on her case. Dippolito maintains that she was just acting the part of a murderous spouse as part of an ill-conceived scheme to win a role on a reality TV show. The video will again be key evidence as she faces a new murder trial in May. Here are excerpts of the 23-minute conversation:

JEAN (off-camera, in the driver's seat): "Are you sure you want to kill this dude?"

DIPPOLITO (swallowing laughter): "Do we really have to? I would rather be less, whatever, about the deal."

(Jean changes the subject, asking questions about their home alarm system).

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DIPPOLITO (nervously smoothing her hair): "So how are we going to do it at the house? Like, how do we, how soon could you do it, what time are we looking at?"

JEAN: I could do it Wednesday morning, Wednesday morning at the house. Because I was looking at news, newspapers here, there's been a lotta burlgaries in this area ..."

DIPPOLITO (nodding her head affirmatively): "Right."

JEAN: "... it's not uncommon for someone to break into a house, OK? So it's going to be like I break into the house, didn't think he was going to be home cause everyone works in the daytime...

DIPPOLITO (nodding again): "Right."

JEAN: "... and he's not at work, and he gets two in the head. That's it. You know. And I take a couple things with me, break a couple windows, make it look like a robbery that went bad, and it's all over."

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JEAN: "Police are going to be asking you questions. ... I don't know how well you handle pressure. You understand? Cause I don't want ..."

DIPPOLITO (nodding her head): "No, I'm not gonna, you know, I'm a lot tougher than what I look. I know you see me and you like go, 'What a cute little girl' or whatever." (nervous laughter) "But I'm not. I'm not, no..."

JEAN: "You're beautiful."

DIPPOLITO: "I'm not, no, thank you, but I just want to make sure everything gets taken care of."

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JEAN: "If it's done, by Wednesday, the only thing you're gonna hear from me is to collect. Alright? Which is why, I say that from now to when it's done, you're not going to have an option to change your mind. Even if you change your mind, you know ...

DIPPOLITO (shaking her head negatively): "No, there is no changing. There is no — I'm determined already. (nodding vigorously now). I'm positive, like 5,000 percent sure."