The Los Angeles District Attorney's office believe that the fear of losing half his assets and custody of his children led Dino Guglielmelli to offer $80,000 to have his wife, former model Monica Olsen, murdered.
Dino Guglielmelli hired Rick Fuhrmann, a business colleague with a military background, to murder his wife and the mother of his children. Fuhrmann says Guglielmelli had been discussing ways to get rid of Monica Olsen for over a year.
Dino Guglielmelli and Rick Fuhrmann met in 2011 and went into business together to try and supply vitamins and supplements to the military. Guglielmelli made his millions from his multilevel supplement and skin care company, Creations Garden.
In the beginning, Dino Guglielmelli and Monica Olsen had a very happy marriage and lived in a beautiful mansion in Valencia, California. Dino's brothers say his model wife seemed to complete his luxurious LA lifestyle.
Gino Guglielmelli says Monica Olsen craved a life outside of the home. She became more career oriented and focused on the Hollywood lifestyle. But Guglielmelli wanted his model wife to be home caring for their children.
In 2008, Monica Olsen decided to go back to work. With her husband's help, she created the skincare line, "Skin By Monica." But Olsen says Dino Guglielmelli took complete control over the business and kept her in the dark.
Monica Olsen decided to reignite her modeling career. Close friend Olya Banar says Olsen's independence scared Dino Guglielmelli because it meant he was losing control. She believes that's when Dino became more aggressive and controlling.
Monica Olsen noticed a change in Dino Guglielmelli's personality. He dyed his hair and polished his nails black. Guglielmelli created a heavy metal rock band and told Olsen his new appearance was just for show. But she became terrified.
At the end of 2011, it was Dino Guglielmelli who filed for divorce and then refused to move out. Monica Olsen had no idea that behind the scenes, her husband was plotting her murder with alleged hitman Richard Fuhrmann.
Not long into the couple's separation things began spiraling out of control. Monica says she returned home one night to find a very aggressive Dino. She was about to call 9-1-1 when Dino beat her to it. He accused her of assaulting him and Monica was arrested.
Dino Guglielmelli provided photo evidence of the cut on his face that he claims was made by Monica Olsen. But Olsen believes Guglielmelli cut himself to make her look like the aggressor. Dino filed a restraining order against Monica and was granted full custody of their daughters.
The case was filed as a misdemeanor domestic violence case and Deputy District Attorney Emily Cole was assigned. After a 13-month separation from her daughters, the charges were finally dropped against Monica Olsen for lack of evidence.
Leitia Devine, Dino Guglielmelli's ex-wife, finds Monica Olsen's story painfully familiar. Devine says Guglielmelli accused her of drugs and abuse and eventually took everything -- her daughter, her home and her business.
With the divorce heating, Dino Guglielmelli began to fear that he would lose custody of his daughters and half of his assets. Rick Fuhrmann says that's when Guglielmelli began pressuring him to kill Monica Olsen on a daily basis.
Rick Fuhrmann says Dino Guglielmelli wanted Monica Olsen's death to be bloody and horrific. He wanted it to look like a violent drug killing while she was traveling abroad. Fuhrmann says he's no killer and after a year of stalling Guglielmelli, he went to Olsen's attorneys and told them everything.
Rick Fuhrmann's information was taken to the D.A.'s office and landed on the desk of Emily Cole. Before they could make an arrest, investigators needed solid evidence. They asked Fuhrmann to wear a wire and record his next conversation with Dino Guglielmelli, in the hopes of catching a killer on tape.
When Dino Guglielmelli met Rick Fuhrmann for lunch on Oct. 1, 2013, he had no idea he was being recorded. Guglielmelli gives Fuhrmann the green light to carry out his plot to murder Monica Olsen. The evidence on the tape gave investigators everything they needed to arrest Guglielmelli for attempted murder.
Dino's brother, Emilio Guglielmelli, believes the situation with his brother spiraled out of control and the real person to blame is Rick Fuhrmann. He believes Fuhrmann conned his brother and set him up for attempted murder.
Just nine months after Dino Gugliemelli's arrest, Emily Cole was preparing for trial, but was faced with a dilemma. She had solid evidence on the tape but her star witness, Rick Fuhrmann, had credibility issues. At the last minute the D.A.'s office offered Guglielmelli a plea deal.
Dino Guglielmelli took the deal and pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the second degree. He was sentenced to nine years prison. If he went to trial, he would have risked life in prison. Guglielmelli began serving his time in a state prison in Corcoran, California. He will be eligible for parole in 2021.
Monica Olsen is proceeding with her divorce from Dino Guglielmelli. She still fears for her safety, but more importantly, she is terrified that Guglielmelli will take her girls away once he is released.