The Strange Case of Florida Woman's Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot

Dalia Dippolito is accused of hiring a hit man to kill her now ex-husband and is expected to be re-tried in May.
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It was a story that captured headlines and the nation's imagination. Seemingly happy newlyweds whose love morphs into an alleged murder for hire mystery in six short months. The accused Florida woman is speaking out telling her version of the story tonight. Here's ABC's Amy robach. Miss Dippolito? Is your husband Michael? Reporter: The road to infamy beginning here, it looks like police are telling Dalia Dippolito her husband has been murdered. Watch closely, nothing in this tape is what it seems. Turns out police are duping dahlia. The crime scene? It's fake. Police claim dahlia ordered a hit on her husband and they have hidden camera video to prove it. Nobody's going to be able to point a function at me. I'm 5,000 percent sure. Caught on tape taking a contract out on her husband -- Police staged a fake murder scene -- Dalia Dippolito -- When people hear the name Dalia Dippolito, what come Toth mind? Everything negative. The person they're describing is definitely not me. Reporter: Her downfall began the day she met what she thought was her dream man. What was your initial impression of Mike Dippolito? Charming, really strong connection. Reporter: Mike had a Porsche. Seemed to have plenty of money. And a nice new condo. What better setup to start a new life. I would say I was naive. Reporter: Police say after just six months of marriage, dahlia has other men in her life who are helping her with a secret plan, to get Mike's money, his condo, get him out of the way. One of those men is in the front seat of this car. She asked if I could get someone to kill her husband for her. Reporter: The man recorded as he talked to detectives. Are you scared for the guy? Yes. Because she's really dead serious on getting this done. Reporter: To get proof the cops make Mohammad a confidential informant. He arranges to meet dahlia at this gas station? What's up? The guy is a professional. Nobody's going to be able to point a finger on me. Reporter: He says the hit man wants $1,200 to buy a gun. She comes prepared and gives him a photo of Mike. Two days later the talk turns to action in this CVS parking lot. This is witty Jean, undercover police officer. Police say dahlia thinks she's meeting an actual hit man in his cherry red convertible. I'm going to tell you how I'm going to do it and what exactly is going to get done. Reporter: A burglary gone wrong that leaves Mike dead. Everybody works in the daytime. I'm going to think he's at work. He's not at work and he gets two in the head. Between now and when it's done, you know, you're not going to have an opportunity to change your mind even if you change your mind. No there's no -- You definitely want to do this? I'm positive, like 5,000% sure. Reporter: "Cops" has come to Boynton beach to film the last part of the investigation. The detectives were going to stage this fake crime scene. I hear a banging on the door. I'm a sergeant with the police department, your wife has hired a person to kill you. I was very surprised. Reporter: They drive him away and transform the street to make $250,000 condo into her name, and she wanted another man. Dahlia's trial lawyer Michael sell nick has a defense -- It was never anyone's intention to harm anyone. It was a stunt. It was a hoax. Reporter: It was a plot to get on television, a reality TV defense. Salnick tells the jury that Dahl yeah Mohammad, and Michael were working together to try to land themselves as stars in reality TV. Absolutely not. That's a lie. Reporter: As for the mysterious Mohammad, what does he make of all of this? He declined to do an interview with us. He has denied working on a video with dahlia and Mike. The defense is going to rest. Reporter: It took three hours to reach a verdict. We find the defendant guilty of solicitation to commit murder. Reporter: Then dahlia's hail Mary prayer for appeal was answered. A Florida judge ruled the jury wasn't selected properly and ordered a new trial. Were you surprised? It's the first piece of good news throughout the whole process that I received. Reporter: Because it is a pretrial interview, her newly hired high-profile lawyers, mark iglarsh and Brian play and pool, wouldn't let her talk about certain parts of the case, in particular those seemingly damning videotapes. Wipe my Off -- How do U explain what we've seen and heard on this videotape? I'd like explain that to you but I can't because the attorneys have told me we're saving that for our day in court. Please, I didn't do anything. You were acting in this tape? Yes. But you're telling the truth now if. Yes. Why should we believe you? It's what happened. The truth. Reporter: Dahlia says six years after those videos made her the poster woman for how not to hire a hit man she is still completely misunderstood. Give me three words to describe yourself. Understanding. Sweet. Compassionate. Reporter: Mike depippolito has his own choice of words. Three words to describe Dahl dahlia? Manipulative, conniving -- I've got more than three. Malicious. Liar, liar, liar. Did you ever love Mike Dippolito? I married him because I loved him. Now? Now I wish I never would have met him. I feel the same way. I wish I would have made a left, not a right. Trust me. Reporter: For "Nightline," I'm Amy robach in New York. Dahlia's attorneys have recently filed a motion to discuss the entire case.

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