- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

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

6 p.m.

A judge is leaving open the possibility that the trial of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband might require an out-of-town jury.

Judge Glenn Kelley on Monday rejected for now a request by Dalia Dippolito’s attorneys that he move the trial from Palm Beach County or bring in a jury from elsewhere in the state but said he wouldn’t make a final decision without giving it more thought.

About 60 of an original pool of 200 prospective jurors remain after three days of jury selection. The process was expected to last two days but will now stretch into a fourth day Tuesday.

Dippolito was arrested in 2009, and her case was featured on the TV show “Cops.” An appellate court threw out a 2011 conviction.

Prosecutors allege Dippolito offered an undercover officer $7,000 to kill her then-husband. She says she was just acting and didn’t really want her husband dead.

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Noon

The trial of a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband will be heard by a local jury.

Judge Glenn Kelley on Monday ruled that he thinks he can find an impartial six-member jury in Palm Beach County to hear Dalia Dippolito’s retrial.

Most of 200 potential jurors interviewed last week told Kelley they knew about the case and most said they think she is guilty. They were dismissed, but 70 remained before final screening Monday.

Dippolito was arrested in 2009, and her case was featured on the TV show “Cops.” An appellate court threw out a 2011 conviction.

Prosecutors allege Dippolito offered an undercover police officer $7,000 to kill her then-husband. She says she was just acting and didn’t really want her husband dead.


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