If this were the plot of a movie, we'd still have trouble believing what happened.
But this was NO movie!
Former model Monica Olsen saw her estranged husband Dino Guglielmelli sentenced to nine years in jail on Wednesday after secret audio conversations showed he had tried to hire a business associate to murder her!
The once prosperous owner of a vitamin company, called Creation's Garden, pleaded no contest to attempting to murder his 32-year-old former model estranged wife, and he did it during a bitter divorce battle with her over money and custody of their children.
Apparently the former CEO asked his business associate and friend Richard Fuhrmann to kill Monica Olsen, and offered him $80,000. But Mr. Fuhrmann was actually secretly recording the conversations.
One part of the tape has Mr. Fuhrmann asking Dino Guglielmelli how he thinks his children will react to their mother's death. Dino Guglielmelli responded with:
"They're totally fine. All they need is their dad."
Monica Olsen spoke at the trial on Wednesday, and in a tearful statement said:
"He has a dark side that can be well hidden to even experts…He shows little empathy but rather seeks to destroy those that love him the most. I tried helping him many times during the course of our marriage … to no avail."
We're glad this guy is out of Monica Olsen's hair, and hopefully this latest news will allow her to get that divorce over quickly, and to also start forgetting this painful chapter in her life!
He won't be around to bother her any longer for a long time.
Still, we can't imagine finding out that your spouse literally wants to kill you. Such a traumatic and awful thing to go through!
[Image via ABC13.]
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