The estranged husband of a former NYPD cop accused of plotting to have him murdered said in a new interview that he’s afraid the “crazed lunatic” will still go after him when she’s released from the slammer.
Isaiah Carvalho Jr. said he still lives in fear even though his estranged wife, Valerie Cincinelli, was sentenced to four years in prison as part of her plea deal for an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in 2019.
“I look over my shoulder constantly. There’s not a day that I don’t go by that I’m not afraid for my life,” he said when asked on “Inside Edition” if he worries about Cincinelli carrying out her evil plot one day.
Carvalho said he was shocked to learn that the woman he was married to for five years and had a son with was planning to end his life.
“I thought I was marrying someone who swore to protect and serve… a cop… Instead, I got a crazed lunatic,” Carvalho added.
Cincinelli, who resigned from her job in the force, allegedly gave her boyfriend, John DiRubba, $7,000 to hire a hitman to not only kill Carvalho but also DiRubba’s 15-year-old daughter.
But DiRubba went to the authorities and began working as a confidential source for the FBI, claiming that his cop-girlfriend wanted her hubby dead amid a bitter divorce and custody battle.
The former Finest later argued that was DiRubba a conman who had convinced her to take part in the plot.
Carvalho was recruited by the feds to stage his own death to make his wife believe that the hitman had been successful.
“The FBI told me to sit in the car, and they took glass and they put it all over on the floor here … and told me to hunch over into the passenger seat,” he told the newsmagazine.
“It was absolutely insane… It was the craziest thing I ever had to experience,” he said.
Officers then went to Cincinelli’s Long Island home to notify her about the supposed death.
But soon after, hidden devices recorded her discussing her alibi with her boyfriend, authorities said.
She hammered out a plea deal earlier this year that dropped two counts of murder-for-hire against her – which Carvalho slammed as a “free pass, telling the court: “I truly believe she will find someone to finish the job [when she gets out].”
At her sentencing, Cincinelli said: “I apologize from the bottom of my heart. I was wrong. I accept responsibility.
“I did what I know I should not have done. I was deeply, deeply damaged at that time. Destroyed, Your Honor. I’ve lost so much during this process,” she added.