Dalia Dippolito Testifies She Was Acting, Not Plotting Husband's MurderMay 10, 2020
It's the alleged major
murdercase that has made national headlines and tonight the woman at the center of it, Dalia Dealo, takes the stand with an unusual defense. Here's ABC's Lindsy Davis 5,000% Charlotte Dalia Dilo, the woman caught on tape saying she was 5,000% I'm sure she wanted a hitman to kill her
husband. Yesterday she returned to court and took the stand for the first time since her arrest in 2009 and her conviction in 200. 11. They accused me of something I didn't do, trying to explain it. incriminating video her explanation she was just
actingthis is supposed to be something you guys are going to put online so you can get publicity on social media so we can try to get an
actingjob Dalia says it was all part of a plan that she plotted with her then-
husbandMichael Dilo and her ex-lover Muhammad shahadi to become famous, so this was an act, but prosecutors say it was not an act and alleged that she promised to pay this undercover cop who was posing as a hitman to kill her husband of 6 months. she pushed one into the third space uh from here, so you know he gets to you.
Her now ex-husband Mike Dilo says he couldn't wait to see what she would say in court. Let me know when you go. sitting in the back with popcorn. I would love to see this walking down the sidewalk right now. This doesn't happen very often. No, this does not happen at all in an exclusive pre-trial interview with 2020 last December, the DPO said. She just didn't understand who the understanding, sweet, and compassionate Delia Dio is, and because of that, at the time, her newly hired high-powered attorneys wouldn't allow Dalia to talk about certain parts of the case, particularly those seemingly damning video tapes, because now he faces a new trial.
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After her first conviction was overturned on a technicality, but she couldn't avoid them yesterday, she's forced to watch that moment we've all seen over and over again, that's all Manda told you to say, yeah, he told me that say yes, be 5000% sure. Ready to go he needed to project confidence and yes, but that's what he told me he needed to make him seem credible. It was perhaps the most surreal moment in the courtroom when the prosecutor played an audio tape of her trying to explain to her then-husband Mike about her. that she didn't actually pay to have him killed, please could you help me?
The TR, of course, according to her, Mike was in on the act from the beginning, so why did she ask the prosecutor if she was trying so hard to convince him? that everything was made up as part of a script, how could it not be true? Her attorney Brian Claypool says Dalia is the innocent victim of a fame-hungry Police Department. This case is about a police department that threw her under the bus for fame on a cop TV show, pointing to that now infamous moment when the police set up a fake crime scene and told Dalia Diolo that her husband He was dead, is he your husband?
Michael, it's okay, I'm sorry to tell you, man, they killed him in this special edition of The police are filmed on location with the men in Playpool and say it was all part of the Boon Beach police's plan to appear on the reality shows of television when Muhammad approached them with the story of a beautiful woman who wanted her husband killed. Claypool says the detectives thought they had struck gold on television. What the police department did was discover that she is an attractive woman in their minds. They're like ching ching ching. This is a perfect skit to record shortly after filming the exchange between the police and Dalia, the police had posted the video online, why did they go back to the police department and immediately post a video of the crime scene on YouTube?
Well, we published it as part of our entire plan to publicize the arrest in this case. would agree with me that there is still an investigation pending of Mr. when he posted the YouTube video, yes, Dalia's lawyer says it all adds up to one conclusion: she was framed, there is no doubt about it that the Department of Bon Beach Police were determined to do it. Fabricating a crime here, ABC News senior legal correspondent Sunny host says it remains to be seen if this is a case of deception. I think the police officers could have done better, yes, and you certainly don't, as a police spokesperson, upload that video to YouTube. is that, um, a case killer, no, it's not, it seems unusual and correct me if I'm wrong, but for the police to lie on camera and create a crime scene and create this elaborate circumstance to say, "Oh, your husband is dead when in reality he is." No, that's unusual, but not unheard of.
I have to tell you that sting operations happen all the time the Buon Beach Police Department supports her investigation and tells ABC News that the police were here at the time of this investigation. not in the business of producing television, we are in the business of saving lives and we believe we did that in this case and just yesterday we issued a statement. We are confident that our state attorney will successfully prosecute this case and are confident that they have given their office sufficient evidence to meet the state's burden, yet Dalia's attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the case based on evidence of what they say is police misconduct, if the case is not dismissed a new trial is scheduled to begin this spring and there is one person who says he has no doubt that Dalia is guilty.
I'm 5000% sure he tried to kill me because of Nightline. I'm Lindsy Davis in New York thanks to Lindsy Davis and you may have noticed that the Sunny host provided some legal analysis during that report. I would like to officially welcome you to ABC News. She will join us as a legal correspondent and senior analyst.
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