The husband of a New York police officer who allegedly hired a hit man to kill him has revealed his disbelief and how he helped the FBI by posing for photos pretending he had been murdered.
NYPD officer Valerie Cincinelli, 34, was snared when her boyfriend told police she had given him $7,000 to hire an assassin to kill her estranged husband Isaiah Carvalho and her boyfriend's teenage daughter.
Authorities informed Carvalho, 32, last week that the mother of his five-year-old son, a 12 year veteran of the force, had been plotting to kill him since February, court records state.
He was taken to a secret location and asked to pose hunched over in a car with broken glass scattered over him so they could dupe Cincinelli into thinking her hit man had been successful.
Valerie Cincinelli (pictured left in 2017 with ex-husband Isiah Carvalho and her daughter), 34, is accused of asking her current boyfriend to hire an assassin to kill her ex-husband. She received a 'Cop of the month' award in July 2017 (shown above)
Ex-husband Isiah Carvalho Jr (above) posed as dead in a photo that federal agents sent to Cincinelli's boyfriend, which he used to convince her the hit had been carried out
Carvalho told ABC: 'I don't see why she would attempt to do this to me.'
He described the moment officers told him of the plot: 'They told me, "We don't know how to tell you this, but your wife put a hit out on you." And my first response was, "Where's my son?"'
The Bronx-based mechanic continued: 'And they're like, "We need your help. We're gonna need you to do something for us in order to further our investigation.
'They ended up taking me to an undisclosed location and had me fake my death and took pictures of it.'
He told the broadcaster, 'It was the craziest thing I've ever had to experience.
An undercover detective went to Cincinelli's home in Long Island last Friday to show her the photos and told her she needed to send an additional $3,000 to kill her boyfriend's daughter.
Afterwards she began talking to her boyfriend - who was cooperating with the FBI - about their alibis, court records show.
Five months had passed since