By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A former NYPD officer accused in a murder-for-hire plot pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice Friday.

Prosecutors say Valerie Cincinelli tried to hire a hitman to kill her estranged husband and her boyfriend’s teenage daughter in 2019.

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Cincinelli pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for deleting text messages and images from an iPhone that were related to the investigation.

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Prosecutors said they will ask the judge to sentence Cincinelli to five years in prison when she returns to court in October.

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CBSNewYork Team