Some of you may remember the “Calorie Commando” Food Network chef that plotted to kill his wife back in May. Well Monday, Juan-Carlos Cruz was sentenced to ONLY 9 years in prison for hiring 2 homeless men to murder his wife.
“Even though I was planning on whacking her, I’m very devoted. I know that’s weird,” Cruz told police when he was arrested.
Cruz said he wanted to spare his high school sweetheart the pain and despair of not being able to conceive a child after a decade of fertility treatments.
“His wife was brokenhearted and lamenting over the treatments. The defendant then said that this was a ‘merciful’ way to end her suffering,” according to a probation report on Cruz released Tuesday.
Word son?? Is THAT what you thought?? B-b-but wait it gets worse…
When he was sentenced, Cruz smiled and winked at his wife in court. Her attorney, Blair Berk, declined to comment on the couple’s current relationship.
Campbell did not make a victim impact statement at the sentencing. She later declined to speak with reporters.
Cruz, 48, a native of El Salvador, told authorities he had considered killing himself and his wife on Mother’s Day because it was the most difficult holiday for her, but instead decided to hire someone else to do it.
Police said Cruz gave the men 10, $100 bills that had been cut in half and said he would provide the other halves after the killing. Police later found the remaining half-bills in Cruz’s wallet.
He WINKED at her??? WTF type of sh*t is that?? Did he think she was gonna wink back and blow a kiss?? Furthermore, why the hell would he think that killing her on Mother’s Day would be any more “merciful”??? There’s way too much going on in this convoluted story.
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