- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the case of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband. (all times local):

1:10 p.m.

Attorneys for a Florida woman charged in a murder-for-hire case said “bring it on” when told prosecutors intend to try her for a third time.

A mistrial was declared on Wednesday in Dalia Dippolito’s solicitation of first-degree murder trial. Jurors split 3-3 on whether to convict her of trying to hire a hit man to kill her newlywed husband.

Lead defense attorney Brian Claypool told reporters afterward that he and his colleagues look forward to a retrial if prosecutors choose to go forward. They said they will.

Dippolito was convicted in 2011, but that verdict and her 20-year sentence were thrown out on appeal.

The case gained national attention after millions saw videos of her trying to hire the hit man on the television show “Cops” and online.

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12 p.m.

A Florida prosecutor says the state will mount a third effort to convict a woman in a murder-for-hire case after a mistrial was declared in her case.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg issued a statement Wednesday saying prosecutors will retry Dalia Dippolito.

Judge Glenn Kelley declared the mistrial Wednesday in Dalia Dippolito’s trial after the four-woman, two-man panel said it could not reach a verdict. They had deliberated for nine hours over two days.

Kelley said the jury was deadlocked 3-3.

Dippolito was convicted in 2011 but that verdict and 20-year sentence were thrown out on appeal.

The case gained national attention after millions saw videos of her trying to hire the hit man on the television show “Cops” and online.

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11:45 a.m.

Jurors say they were deadlocked 3-3 in the trial of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her newlywed husband.

Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley announced the results Wednesday in Dalia Dippolito’s trial after the jurors handed back verdict forms showing how they would have voted.

Kelley had asked the jurors to mark the forms after he declared a mistrial.

It was not immediately known if prosecutors will try Dippolito a third time. She was convicted in 2011 but that verdict and 20-year sentence were thrown out on appeal.

The case gained national attention after millions saw videos of her trying to hire the hit man on the television show “Cops” and online.

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11:30 a.m.

A hung jury has led to a mistrial in the case of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband.

Judge Glenn Kelley declared the mistrial Wednesday in Dalia Dippolito’s trial after the four-woman, two-man panel said it could not reach a verdict. They had deliberated for nine hours over two days.

It was not immediately known if prosecutors will try Dippolito a third time. She was convicted in 2011 but that verdict and 20-year sentence were thrown out on appeal.

The case gained national attention after millions saw videos of her trying to hire the hit man on the television show “Cops” and online. In one, she told an undercover police officer she was “5,000 percent sure” she wanted him to kill her then-husband, Michael Dippolito.

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5 a.m.

A Florida jury will try again to reach a verdict in the trial of a woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband.

The six jurors are expected back in court Wednesday morning. They told Judge Glenn Kelley late Tuesday that they couldn’t agree on a verdict in Dalia Dippolito’s solicitation of first-degree murder trial. Kelley told them to keep deliberating. If convicted, the 34-year-old Dippolito would face a possible 20-year sentence.

Prosecutors relied on recordings of Dippolito telling an informant and an undercover police officer she wanted her husband dead.

Her attorneys argued police were scripting the case for the television show “Cops,” which happened to be in town filming.

Dippolito was convicted in 2011 but that verdict was thrown out on appeal.


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