Dalia Dippolito: Florida Supreme Court won’t hear appeal

Dalia Dippolito in court Tuesday, February 23, 2016 during a pretrial hearing. The 33-year-old Dippolito is facing a May retrial on 2009 charges that she tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband, convicted conman Michael Dippolito. She has pleaded not guilty. Dalia Dippolito is expected to testify that a former lover threatened her with a gun and pressured her to speak to the hit man who was actually an undercover police officer. The case gained national notoriety because "Cops" happened to be filming with the Boynton Beach police. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

Dalia Dippolito in court Tuesday, February 23, 2016 during a pretrial hearing. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

Florida’s Supreme Court on Tuesday denied former Boynton Beach newlywed Dalia Dippolito’s appeal of her murder solicitation case, clearing the way for a December retrial on charges that she tried to hire a hitman to kill her new husband.

The move comes a month after Dippolito’s lawyers, fresh from a rejection from Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal, asked the high court to dismiss Dippolito’s case based on claims that Boynton Beach Police officials engaged in “reprehensible” and unethical behavior to build a case against Dippolito.

Attorneys Brian Claypool and Andrew Greenly claimed officers coerced Dippolito’s sometime lover into threatening her to move forward with the 2009  plot against Michael Dippolito because it would make for a good episode of the reality TV show COPS.

A Florida Supreme Court clerk signed a single-page order dismissing Dippolito’s appeal Tuesday as “successive” but offered no further explanation.

Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley recently set Dippolito’s retrial for Dec. 5 and said he would postpone it if the Florida Supreme Court had agreed to hear her case.

Dippolito in 2011 was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a first jury convicted her of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. Her conviction was later overturned on appeal, clearing the way for a new trial.

Dippolito, 33, didn’t take the stand in her own defense in the first trial, bt in a hearing earlier this year, she revealed for the first time claims that she, Michael Dippolito and lover Mohamed Shihadeh all came together to fabricate the plot in hopes that the publicity would score them more acting jobs.