Former food network host Juan Carlos Cruz sentenced for planning his wife’s murder

December 16th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former TV chef Juan Carlos Cruz has been sentenced to 9 years behind bars for hiring thugs to kill his wife.

Cruz allegedly contacted David Carrington to kill his wife for him. However as fate might have it, Carrington did run to the Santa Monica Police and informed them about the proposal.

Cruz again contacted another man, David Walters to carry out the same mission. The court papers revealed that Cruz wanted Walters who was homeless to strangle the wife and ensure that there was no “mess” after the incident.

During the trial, Cruz owned up to the charges and blamed his action on midlife crisis. He clamed that his wife, Jennifer Campbell was suffering after years of bareness and as a result wanted to end it for her. The couple allegedly spent more than $200,000 in trying to treat the Jennifer’s infertility. That argument though was not shared by the jury that found him guilty of the charge of attempted murder.

Cruz’s neighbors are shocked about the unknown side of the man that they have known all these while. They described him as a highly religious man whom they also revered as a loving and dedicated husband.

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