The hitman was allegedly scheduled to murder Michael Dippolito that day, so police set up a fake crime scene and kept him hidden. Authorities called his wife while she was at the gym and told her to come home immediately.
When she arrived, she received the news that her husband was dead. Her emotional response to the revelation secretly amused some officers.
"It was hard to keep a straight face," Ranzie said. "Amid all that tremors and shaking of the body, there weren't any real tears coming out of her eyes."
Michael Dippolito has said he didn't know why his young bride would want to kill him but acknowledged strange things started happening after the pair married.
"It took a little while to resonate," he said. "There's a lot of funny business going on with her for a long time -- unexplained money and things and it just makes a lot of sense."
He said cash he gave his wife for bills would go missing, and he got notes left on his truck demanding money.
He has said the experience and allegations are surreal.
"It's like a movie," he said.