Police in Boynton Beach, Florida have charged a newlywed woman in a murder-for-hire plot targeting her husband.
Dalia Dippolito is charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder.
As part of a sting Dalia received a phone call Wednesday morning while working out at the gym.
When she got home she found police crime tape around her townhouse, with a crime scene technician dusting for fingerprints.
A Boynton Beach detective then informed her that her husband was the victim of a murder and was dead.
Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater says Dalia collapsed into the sergeant's arms and sobbed.
Dippolito was then taken to police headquarters where she came face-to-face with the man police said was the killer, who shot her husband twice in the head.
It turns out that "killer" was actually an undercover police officer.
Dippolito then learned her husband was actually alive in the next room.
The crime began on Friday night, when Boynton Beach police received information from a confidential informant who said that Dippolito wanted to hire someone to kill her husband of six months.
On Saturday afternoon, police say she and the confidential informant met in a car at Mobil gas station on Gateway Boulevard to make the arrangements.
During the conversation, police say she gave the confidential informant a down payment of $1,200 for the hit man to buy a handgun to be used as the murder weapon.
She also provided photos of her husband and their home.
Police say she asked when the murder was going to happen and offered to get her hair done in Boca Raton to create an alibi.
She also spoke about how she would deny her involvement and provide police false information and names to keep the investigation away from her, according to police.
Police say before leaving the car, she asked if this was a "solid deal" and said she didn't want to hear any excuses later about why it did not happen.
On Monday afternoon Dippolito met with an undercover BBPD officer posing as the hired hit man in the parking lot of a CVS.
During this encounter, the undercover agent asked if she was sure she wanted him killed.
Dippolito laughed and said, "I will be very happy."
She agreed to pay him $3,000 when the job was done, according to police.
The undercover officer asked her one more time if she was sure about having her husband killed.
She responded, "I'm not going to change my mind. I am 5,000% sure I want it done. When I set my mind to something, I get it done," according to police.
Dippolito was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.
She faces a charge of solicitation to commit murder.