“I do know what I did was incorrect,” she mentioned when she entered her plea. “I’m really sorry, Your Honor.”
By means of a spokesman, prosecutors declined to touch upon the plea deal. However in a submitting on Friday that was a part of an effort to maintain Ms. Cincinelli locked up till sentencing, they argued that the settlement “didn’t, in any approach, represent an acknowledgment” that they might have any bother proving to a jury that she plotted to kill her husband and Mr. DiRubba’s daughter.
The assertion was meant to counter the suggestion by Ms. Cincinelli’s lawyer’s that the hit man story had been fabricated by Mr. DiRubba — a scorned lover looking for revenge.
Mr. DiRubba, 56, disputed that characterization himself, citing recordings he had made for the F.B.I.
“It’s Valerie’s personal phrases that received her arrested,” he mentioned in an interview.
By the point the 2 met, Ms. Cincinelli had been a police officer for a decade. She had spent a lot of her profession on the 106th Precinct in Ozone Park, Queens, the place she labored in a home violence unit.
“I really like youngsters,” she informed her school’s alumni journal in 2016. “They’re my tender spot.”
She had two of her personal: a daughter from an earlier relationship and a son with Isaiah Carvalho Jr., whom she married in 2015.
The wedding to Mr. Carvalho was troubled, court docket data present: She obtained orders of safety in opposition to him, and he was referred to an anger-management class. (His lawyer mentioned that he was “fully harmless” of what Ms. Cincinelli had accused him of and that she had “set him as much as achieve a bonus within the divorce.”)
Then she met Mr. DiRubba.
Born within the Bronx and raised largely in Westchester County, he was residing within the part of Queens that native residents name Previous Howard Seaside. He was nice and talkative and talked about having written a cookbook, in response to a neighbor who expressed doubts about whether or not Mr. DiRubba had all the time been truthful.