- New York Police Department officer Valerie Cincinelli was arrested on Friday and charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill her husband and her boyfriend’s daughter.
- In an interview on “Good Morning America“, which aired Wednesday, Cincinelli’s husband, Isaiah Caravalho, said the revelation came as a shock since their separation had not been particularly difficult.
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A New York man got the shock of a lifetime last week when FBI agents informed him that his estranged wife had paid her boyfriend $US7,000 to hire a hit man to kill him and that she expected her ex to be murdered in the coming days.
In an interview with “Good Morning America“, which aired Wednesday, Isaiah Carvalho said he was shocked that his wife, New York Police Department Officer Valerie Cincinelli, would want him dead since their divorce was proceeding amicably. Carvalho filed for divorce in January, and his lawyer told The New York Times that they were close to reaching a custody deal.
“I can’t believe it. I’m still in shock. I’m still lost over this whole thing and I’m trying to process everything,” Carvalho told “GMA”.
“We didn’t have like a heated custody battle. We were about to reach an agreement, so I don’t see why she would attempt to do this to me, or to my son for that matter,” he said.
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According to a criminal complaint filed on May 17, Cincinelli approached her boyfriend in February about hiring a hit man to kill her husband and the boyfriend’s daughter, and allegedly paid him $US7,000 in cash.
But the boyfriend went to the authorities, and the FBI started investigating the NYPD officer. Over the next few months, the boyfriend continued to plan the murders with Cincinelli, all while wearing a wire, according to the complaint.
As the date of the planned murders neared, FBI agents reached out to Carvalho and notified him of the scheme. They then had him pose for photos, appearing as if he had been killed.
“It was the craziest thing I’ve ever had to experience,” Carvalho said on “GMA”. “They had me sit in my car. They put glass on the floor and all over me, and had me hunch over into the passenger seat.”
An undercover FBI agent, posing as the hit man, sent those photos to Cincinelli as proof of the killing on Friday, and she responded telling him to delete the images. The cops swooped in shortly after and arrested Cincinelli on suspicion of using interstate commerce for murder for hire.
On Friday, she was also suspended from the NYPD. Cincinelli has yet to enter a plea.
The bizarre case has forever altered the way Carvalho sees his estranged wife.
“I didn’t think she would be capable of it, but now I don’t put anything past her,” he said.
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