Isaiah Carvalho Jr. woke up Friday hopeful that his life was about to turn a corner.

Instead, he was told that his estranged wife, a New York City police officer, had been plotting to kill him all winter.

Five months had passed since the 32-year-old had filed for divorce from his wife, Valerie Cincinelli. But after a messy custody battle, the matter appeared almost settled.

It was, but not the way Carvalho had hoped.

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Law enforcement officers informed Carvalho that Cincinelli, a mother of two and a 12-year veteran of the Police Department, had arranged to hire someone to kill