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Estranged hubby of ‘murder-for-hire’ NYPD cop in talks to make Lifetime movie


NYPD Officer Valerie Cincinelli has been charged with enlisting her boyfriend to find a hitman who could murder her former spouse, Isaiah Carvalho (pictured), and her boyfriend's daughter. (HANDOUT)

The bizarre tale of an NYPD cop accused of hiring a hitman to kill her estranged hubby — and her current boyfriend’s daughter — may become a Lifetime movie.

Isaiah Carvalho is eager to make the surreal murder-for-hire case against his ex, Valerie Cincinelli, into a film, his attorney Matthew Weiss told the Daily News Wednesday. NBC’s “Dateline” plans to run a segment on the case once it has concluded and Carvalho hopes that it could yield a made-for-TV movie on Lifetime, Weiss said.

“We’re talking to ‘Dateline,’ who said they have connections with Lifetime,” Weiss said. “(Carvalho) doesn’t have a lot of money … All I will say is that this story reads like a movie script."

He spoke following a hearing in Nassau County on Carvalho’s divorce from Cincinelli.

A federal prosecutor on the murder-for-hire case, Catherine Mirabile, requested transcripts from previous hearings in the divorce. The transcripts, which are typically sealed, would confirm Cincinelli violated a judge’s order that she not have contact with her child, Mirabile said.

Justice Jeffrey Goodstein said he would decide by Friday whether to release the records to the feds. Messages for NBC and Lifetime were not returned.

Prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed the surreal charges against the 10-year NYPD veteran in May. Cincinelli, 34, allegedly asked her boyfriend, John DiRubba, in February to find a hitman to kill Carvalho. DiRubba instead alerted the FBI.

As the feds listened in, Cincinelli added DiRubba’s daughter as a target simply because she was taking up too much of her beau’s time, prosecutors said.

“You think you’re in love with someone, but it’s not what you think," DiRubba previously told The News. “You try so hard to overlook things, but you can’t.”

Cincinelli even suggested an alternative method to kill the daughter after she was told the hitman wouldn’t kill her near school.

“Run her the f--- over. How about that?” Cincinelli said, according to prosecutors.

The FBI tricked Cincinelli into thinking the hits had been carried out, according to prosecutors. Authorities texted her a photo of Carvalho pretending to be dead.

“They ended up taking me to an undisclosed location and had me fake my death and took pictures of it,” Carvalho told ABC. “It was the craziest thing I’ve ever had to experience. 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.”

Cincinelli has pleaded not guilty.

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“You know I didn’t do this. You know me for how many years? You frickin’ know me. You know I’m a good mom,” she told Carvalho over the phone during a previous divorce hearing.