Woman in murder plot of dentist Kendra Hatcher added to FBI's most wanted
A fugitive on the run for more than six months after allegedly plotting the murder of a popular Dallas dentist has been added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list — with a $100,000 reward for her capture.
Brenda Delgado, 33, is wanted for capital murder in the killing of Kendra Hatcher, 35, on Sept. 2. Hatcher was found fatally shot in the parking garage of her upscale apartment building, with evidence pointing to a murder-for-hire plot, police said.
But there was a further love triangle twist, authorities say.
It was Delgado who orchestrated the slaying because she was jealous Hatcher was dating her ex-boyfriend and had recently been introduced to his parents in San Francisco, the FBI in Dallas said.
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Delgado, a dental hygiene student, had ended her two-year relationship with her dermatologist boyfriend, Ricardo Paniagua, earlier in 2015, according to Dallas police.
As part of the hit job, investigators said, Delgado offered another woman, Crystal Cortes, $500 to serve as a getaway driver in what was supposed to be a robbery. Instead, another accomplice working with Cortes gunned down Hatcher.
Cortes was charged with capital murder and was arrested two days after the killing.
Her accomplice, Kristopher Love, admitted to his role in the robbery, according to an affidavit. He was also indicted for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Delgado manipulated Cortes and Love, even telling Love that she would provide him with drugs through her cartel connections, the FBI said.
"Although she didn't pull the trigger herself, she is still responsible for the murder," Thomas Class, special agent in charge of the FBI's Dallas office, said in a statement.
Cortes' attorney, George Ashford III, denied that his client knew the plan to ambush Hatcher would end in her death, and previously told NBC News that she was cooperating with police in order to "get everybody else who was involved arrested."
Meanwhile, Delgado's whereabouts remain unknown, although she has ties to Texas and Mexico, the FBI said.
In a video released by authorities Tuesday, Hatcher's mother, Bonnie, pleads for help in getting her daughter justice.
"She was just one amazing little gal, let me tell you. She'd give the shirt off of her back to anybody," Bonnie Hatcher said. "The only thing that I want is Delgado back and her to serve justice. That is the only thing that I think about."