The Fifth Courtroom of Appeals in Dallas Thursday upheld the conviction of a lady sentenced to life in jail within the murder-for-hire of 35-year-old pediatric dentist.
Brenda Delgado, 39, was convicted in June 2019 in connection in the murder-for-hire of Kendra Hatcher, who was shot Sept. 2, 2015 within the parking storage of her Uptown condominium constructing. Delgado just isn’t eligible for parole.
The appellate court docket on Thursday dominated that it didn’t discover any reversible errors in connection to the 11 points Delgado raised in her attraction.
Dallas County prosecutors stated throughout the trial that Delgado hired two people to kill Hatcher out of jealousy in what authorities say was supposed to appear like a botched theft. Hatcher was relationship Delgado’s ex-boyfriend, Ricardo Paniagua. Delgado paid Kristopher Love and Crystal Cortes to kill Hatcher whereas she waited in Carrollton, Dallas police stated.
The gunman, Kristopher Love, receieved a dying sentence. Crystal Cortes, the getaway driver, pleaded responsible and received 35 years in jail in change for testifying towards Delgado and Love.
Cortes testified that Delgado paid her $500 to be the getaway driver and gave Love cash and medicines to shoot Hatcher. The three adopted the dentist for weeks earlier than the taking pictures, Cortes advised jurors.
On the trial, witnesses testified Delgado was upset with Paniagua’s new relationship and saved pictures of the couple on her telephone. Cellphone analysts confirmed that Delgado additionally was monitoring the placement of Paniagua’s iPhone. She additionally had saved his Social Safety quantity, in addition to screenshots of his textual content messages and pictures of his private emails.
Delgado fled to Mexico after the killing and was arrested there in 2016. She didn’t face the dying penalty due to an settlement with Mexican authorities for her extradition.