Monica Olsen, the former brunette model whose husband tried to kill her, will have her story told in an episode of 48 Hours. Thirty-three-year-old Monica Olsen’s case made national headlines in 2014, when her husband, 53-year-old Dino Guglielmelli, was accused of hiring a hitman to kill her for $80,000. That hitman turned informant when he alerted police of the deadly plot.
A brief recounting of the facts in the case.
Monica Olsen had it all. The beautiful brunette worked as a successful model before moving to Los Angeles to become an actress. That’s when authorities say she crossed paths with Dino Guglielmelli, a successful businessman who was the founder and creator of Creations Garden, a lucrative vitamin supplement company that he started from the ground up — later growing the company to over 300 employees.
When their worlds collided, they enjoyed a whirlwind romance, which led to a lavish wedding for the two lovers. But after Monica Olsen married the vitamin supplement titan, things started to change. He became more selfish and more controlling, often treating his wife and his employees with an attitude of entitlement.
Dino Guglielmelli, the businessman turned rocker, was accustomed to wearing that attitude of entitlement because he always got what he wanted — when he wanted it — and by any means necessary.
Not only was Guglielmelli a domineering narcissist, he was also a cheater. Investigators say that during their entire marriage, the dapper exec always had a woman on the side, and his wife, Monica, had no idea.
When the marriage finally caved in and the couple was headed for divorce and a bitter custody battle, Dino Guglielmelli tried to destroy her. And divorcing her was not enough — he wanted Monica dead.
To carry out the deadly plan, he hired his own friend, Richard Fuhrmann, to do the dirty deed. Instead, Furhmann recorded his conversations with Guglielmelli and notified police of the plot to kill the former model.
Dino Guglielmelli was eventually arrested and pleaded no contest. His attorney said it was all just a big plot to frame Guglielmelli.
In 48 Hours‘ investigation with Troy Roberts, viewers will learn that Monica Olsen got the chance to confront her husband in court. Wearing all black, the brave woman had no fear recounting all of the nasty things she endured in that marriage.
In court, an unconcerned-looking Guglielmelli seemed unmoved by her comments. A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge later sentenced him to nine years in prison. His incarceration provided some comfort for Monica Olsen, but even today, she looks over her shoulders — fearing that one day, her ex will make good on his plan to have her murdered.
View the sneak peak here.
The Monica Olsen story will air on CBS on Saturday, January 31, at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. Central.