Anthony Dippolito Beats Ex-Girlfriend's New Boyfriend to Death in Oakland Park
via Broward Sheriff's Office
They say that your new boyfriend or girlfriend's ex can always be a problem, but Ronald Attie probably didn't expect his run-in with Anthony Dippolito to end up how it did. According to police, a Wednesday night confrontation between the two men ended in a bloody homicide.
Although police haven't released too many details on the crime, it appears it had to do with the woman Attie was currently dating who'd previously broken things off with Dippolito.
According to a release from the Broward Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday night, 56-year-old Dippolito had been spying on his ex at her apartment through a window. Twice, the ex and Attie caught Dippolito, sparking verbal confrontations at the apartment in the 3200 block of NE 19th Avenue in Oakland Park.
Then, around 2 a.m., Dippolito, again bothered the couple, this time banging on the front door. Attie answered the door, and Dippolito barged inside.
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Attie was able to convince Dippolito out of the residence, according to BSO. But then Attie followed the intruder out into the walkway. The confrontation turned violent, and "Dippolito struck the victim in the head and face multiple times until he was limp and unresponsive." The attack ran from the scene, leaving his car keys besides the expiring Attie. Dippolito's car was still parked in the apartment complex's parking lot.
The 52-year-old's neck had been broken.
BSO deputies quickly picked up Dippolito a couple blocks from the scene. The Broward court system doesn't show the suspect has any prior arrests in the county. He's currently being charges with murder not premeditated. Attie's record is clean in Broward.
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