Valerie Cincinelli, who resigned from the police service in 2019, allegedly gave her boyfriend, John DiRubba, $7,000 to hire a hitman to kill both Carvalho and DiRubba’s 13-year-old daughter in 2019. DiRubba, on the other hand, went to the authorities and started working as a confidential source for the FBI, stating that his cop-girlfriend wanted her husband killed during a bitter divorce and custody struggle.
NBC’s ‘Dateline: Hit List‘ dives into the perplexing case of Valerie Cincinelli, a former New York City police officer accused of orchestrating a murder-for-hire conspiracy against her husband. There’s no disputing that things between her and Isaiah Carvalho were far from perfect in 2019, but he never expected his estranged wife would go to such lengths.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about the specifics of this case, precisely the rationale for the then-odd cop’s decision to put her then-life husband on the line, we’ve got you covered.
What Was the Valerie Cincinelli’s Motive to Kill Isaiah Carvalho?
By the time May 2019 got around, Valerie Cincinelli and Isaiah Carvalho had been married for over five years and had a small boy, but their relationship had been rocky for quite some time. After all, not only had Isaiah filed for divorce five months before, but the pair also had active restraining orders against one other due to many domestic confrontations.
In addition, according to public documents, the police officer had a “volatile history” with her then-boyfriend John DiRubba, and her first spouse had also received a restraining order in 2014.
Valerie allegedly began preparing her then-murder husband in February 2019, when she took out $7,000 in cash and transferred it to John to expedite the process. According to reports, the plan was for John to change the money into gold coins in order to pay off a hit man who would then kill Isaiah near his Long Island office.
John, on the other hand, went to the authorities. Valerie decided to add one more person to their hit list, and John’s daughter, who was just 13 at the time, seemed to be the trigger.
With that said, the boyfriend agreed to be a confidential source, which means he assisted the FBI in gathering significant information against Valerie before informing Isaiah. As a result, the two guys and the authorities teamed up to plan a sting operation that included faking Isaiah’s murder, undercover detectives, and audio-video footage to capture the cop red-handed.
In other words, Isaiah and John’s teen daughter were able to exit the situation unscathed because to quick action, extreme caution, and meticulousness.
Officials have speculated that Valerie’s efforts to carry out the elaborate murder-for-hire plot were motivated by a desire for both money and notoriety. In addition, she was going through a divorce (which Isaiah started) and a custody fight at the time, so she didn’t want her ex-husband to get a piece of her government pension as a New York Police Department officer.
Valerie, on the other hand, was said to despise John’s daughter “with a passion” because she believed the spoilt adolescent was intentionally interfering with “the couple’s time together,” according to authorities.
Despite public documents and their history, Isaiah was taken aback when he first learned of Valerie’s strategy because the court processes between them were reportedly never adversarial.
In 2019, he told ABC’s ‘Good Morning America‘ that they didn’t have a “hot custody dispute.” “I don’t see why she would want to do this to me or my son when we were ready to reach an agreement.” In fact, until Valerie was charged with two counts of murder-for-hire and one count of obstruction of justice in court, Isaiah purportedly didn’t comprehend the “why” of this case.