Jurors say they are deadlocked in murder-for-hire trial

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Posted: Dec 13, 2016 6:04 PM
Jurors say they are deadlocked in murder-for-hire trial

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The jurors hearing the case of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her husband says they are deadlocked.

The six jurors told Judge Glenn Kelley late Tuesday that they can't agree on a verdict in Dalia Dippolito's solicitation of first-degree murder trial. Kelley told them to come back Wednesday and try again. If convicted, the 34-year-old Dippolito would face a possible 20-year sentence.

Earlier Tuesday, the jury asked to review undercover recordings. In one tape, she tells an informant to find her a hit man. In another, she tells the undercover officer she was "5,000 percent sure" she wanted Michael Dippolito killed. Those 2009 conversations were seen by millions when shown on television's "Cops."

Dippolito was convicted in 2011 but that verdict was thrown out on appeal.