BREAKING NEWS: Dalia Dippolito gets 16 years in prison
With his sentence, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied prosecutors’ request for him to exceed the 20-year sentence that Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath previously gave Dippolito in 2011 and rejected defense attorneys’ request for a sentence below the four-year minimum recommended sentence.
Kelley said he considered two mitigating factors seriously: Dippolito’s lack of prior criminal record and the time she spent on house arrest. He noted her 20-year sentence in 2011 was actually an 18-year sentence because Colbath gave her credit then for house arrest.
Kelley sentenced her to 16 years in prison, giving her credit for half the eight years she has spent on house arrest.
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