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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.

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"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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