NYPD officer charged in a murder-for-hire plot

Authorities say Valerie Cincinelli, 34, allegedly asked her boyfriend to hire a hitman with the intention of murdering her estranged husband.
1:53 | 05/18/19

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with a shocking story involving an NYPD officer accused in a murder-for-hire plot. Her family is now speaking out and ABC's Maggie Rulli is in queens with the disturbing details. Maggie, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning. Well, this is the precinct where that NYPD officer worked. It's where she was also once named officer of the year. Now she's facing some serious jail time for allegedly plotting to murder her husband. This morning, a decorated NYPD officer is behind bars accused in a shocking murder-for-hire plot. In a criminacomplaint authorities say 34-year-old Valerie cincinelli allegedly asked her boyfriend to hire a hit man with the intention of murdering her estranged husband. But it doesn't end there. Cincinelli, a 12-year veteran of the force, allegedly wanted to have her boyfriend's daughter killed by a hit man as well. Cincinelli's father is now speaking out in her defense. I guarantee you my daughter is innocent of this. Reporter: Saying there's more to this story. It will come out in court. This guy that she's involved with is a wacko psycho. This is the second time he's had her arrested. Reporter: Cincinelli's boyfriend allegedly told her he knew a hit man who would do the job for 7,000 converted into gold coins. Authorities say the murders were supposed to have happened last weekend. But as part of an FBI ruse, detectives went to her house to say her husband had been murdered. She was arrested after allegedly contacting her boyfriend to talk about an alibi, not knowing that he was cooperating with investigators the entire time. Her neighbors in utter shock. I didn't see that one coming. That's for sure. Reporter: The husband who was the alleged target of this plot says he found out about the threat against his life yesterday morning just like everybody else. His lawyer tells ABC news that he's now simply in shock. Dan. I can imagine. Maggie, thank you so much.

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