Author Archive: The Trial Diaries

Former lover turned informant tells jury Dalia Dippolito wanted to poison husband

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —  A bombshell of evidence dropped Thursday during day six of Dalia Dippolito’s murder for hire re-trail. Her former lover, turned police informant, told jurors during cross examination that Dippolito spoke to him about poisoning…
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Lyle Jeffs, fugitive polygamist, captured in South Dakota after almost a year on the run

Lyle Jeffs, who was among 11 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints indicted in what prosecutors have called a conspiracy to defraud the food stamp program, was captured late Wednesday in South Dakota. Few details…
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Michelle Carter Trial: Psychiatrist claims medication transformed Carter from supportive ‘helper’ to apathetic maniac

Over the course of a four-hour testimony, Dr. Peter Breggin described a transformation undergone by Michelle Carter from lifelong “helper” into an apathetic maniac. Carter is accused of encouraging her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself in June 2014. Through a…
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‘You’re planning a murder!’ — Dalia Dippolito jury hears police recordings

As the video from the Boynton Beach Police station interrogation room played on the courtroom screen Friday, the jurors studied the scene of Dalia Dippolito weeping as an officer said her husband was murdered in the couple’s townhome. After several…
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Michelle Carter Trial: Defense reveals alleged domestic abuse incident involving Conrad Roy and father

The first day of the defense’s case in the Michelle Carter Trial introduced details from an alleged domestic assault incident that occurred at the home of Conrad Roy III in Feb. 2013. Attorney Joseph Cataldo called two Mattapoisett police officers to…
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Ex-husband testifies in Dalia Dippolito’s third murder-for-hire trial

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Dalia Dippolito sat in a Palm Beach County courtroom Thursday and listened as her ex-husband testified against her in her third murder-for-hire trial. Opening statements began Thursday after prosecutors and defense attorneys spent four days…
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