4
| Crime |

Dalia Dippolito Lawyer Files for Retrial -- Not Going for Reality TV Defense This Time

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

The lawyer for Dalia Dippolito -- the escort who was found guilty of trying to hire an undercover cop to kill her husband -- has filed for a new trial, this time not to focus on the reality TV defense he tried last time around.

Her attorney, Michael Salnick, filed a request for a new trial yesterday, this time saying her ex-ex-lover Mohamed Shihadeh -- the one who turned her in to police, then got a DUI and was unavailable for the trial -- needs to give his testimony for a fair trial.

It's a little late for that.

During the trial, the issue of Shihadeh not being present was never brought up.

Now that she's been found guilty, Salnick's making a stink about it.

Salnick now calls Shihadeh "one of if not the most important witness in the case" and questions if the prosecution knew he wouldn't be available.

Shihadeh was never even supposed to show up to the trial either.

He told lawyers he was going to be in the Middle East during the trial, so he gave videotaped testimony that was shown to the jury.

Dippolito was found guilty by a jury of solicitation of first-degree murder last month. She is still in jail while she's waiting to be sentenced.


Follow The Pulp on Facebook and on Twitter: @ThePulpBPB.


Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.