10/14/2011 04:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Dalia Dippolito Murder-For-Hire Case Featured In 'Dateline NBC' Episode (VIDEO)

The television news-magazine "Dateline NBC" will air a segment tonight on Dalia Dippolito, a Florida newlywed who was recently convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband.

The program is hosted by "Dateline NBC" correspondent Dennis Murphy. According to a promotional spot, the episode will show how "lust, greed and deceit led to an elaborate murder plot that makes reality TV look like a fairy tale."

In June, a Palm Beach County jury convicted Dippolito, 28, of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

Dippolito's conviction stems from a 2009 plot she hatched to hire a hitman to kill 38-year-old Michael Dippolito, her husband of six months. The plan fell apart when the Boynton Beach Police Department was tipped off and had an undercover police officer pose as a hired hitman.

Palm Beach County Judge Jeffrey Colbath called Dippolito "pure evil" and sentenced her to 20 years in prison.

On Sept. 13, Dippolito was released from jail on a $500,000 bond, pending an appeal of her trial that, according to her lawyer, won't take place anytime soon.


"The appellate process can take two years," Salnick told The Huffington Post after her release.

The "Dateline NBC" program will air tonight at 9 p.m. E.T./P.T. on NBC.


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