Brenda Delgado employed two accomplices to kill Kendra Hatcher, her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, on September 2, 2015, investigators mentioned. Delgado, a dental hygenist pupil, and her boyfriend Dr. Ricardo “Ricky” Paniagua, had damaged up earlier in 2015 and Paniagua informed Delgado a number of months later that he’d began a brand new relationship, Texas Monthly reported.
Delgado then orchestrated the execution-style killing of Paniagua’s new girlfriend, Hatcher, and recruited Kristopher Love and Crystal Cortes to hold out her plan, in accordance with NBC News. Delgado informed Love that she had cartel connections, an unsubstantiated declare, and mentioned she would give him a mixture of medication and cash to kill Hatcher. Cortes, who was provided $500, was the getaway driver.
Love and Cortes adopted Hatcher into her residence constructing’s parking storage, the place Love walked as much as the dentist as she was getting out of her automobile and shot her within the head, in accordance with Texas Monthly.
After the homicide was dedicated, Delgado fled the U.S. for Mexico the place she lived for months till her arrest and extradition again to Dallas on October 6, 2016, in accordance with the FBI. Where is Brenda Delgado as we speak? Is she in jail?
Delgado Was Sentenced to Life in Prison Without the Possibility of Parole After Being Found Guilty of Capital Murder
Delgado’s trial passed off in June 2019 and she or he was discovered responsible of capital homicide for her function in Hatcher’s capturing dying. The jury deliberations solely took 18 minutes earlier than coming again with a conviction, WFAA reported. She was mechanically sentenced to life with no chance of parole. According to her inmate report with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the 38-year-old was sentenced on June 7, 2019, for the offense “capital homicide by terror menace.”
Delgado is serving her sentence on the William P. Hobby Unit, “Hobby,” a girls’s jail in Marlin, Falls County. After the trial, Delgado’s lawyer acknowledged that they’d be interesting the decision, Dallas News reported. It’s unclear if the attraction has already been filed. Heavy reached out to Delgado’s lawyer for extra data however didn’t hear again in time for publication.
The dying sentence was not an choice in Delgado’s case, in contrast to Love, who pulled the set off to homicide Hatcher and is now on dying row. Since Delgado fled to Mexico, the place she additionally holds citizenship, after her arrest the Mexican authorities agreed to extradite her to the U.S. underneath the situation that she wouldn’t be going through the dying penalty, Texas Monthly reported.
Delgado’s Two Accomplices Were Also Convicted of Capital Murder within the Shooting Death of Hatcher
Delgado employed Cortes and Love to hold out her plan and each are additionally serving time for the crime. Cortes agreed to a plea deal in October 2017 which noticed her testify in opposition to Delgado and Love in change for a responsible plea to homicide, NBC reported. She was sentenced to 35 years and can be eligible for parole midway by her sentence. Cortes, 26, is serving her 35-year sentence on the Christina Melton Crain facility, with a parole eligibility date of 2033, her inmate report exhibits.
Love, 36, was discovered responsible of capital homicide and sentenced to dying by deadly injection on October 31, 2018. He is now on dying row in Texas’ Allan B. Polunsky facility, in accordance with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.