TV Chef Juan-Carlos Cruz Pleads No Contest to Solicitation of Murder


TV Chef Juan-Carlos Cruz Pleads No Contest to Solicitation of Murder
The host of the Food Network's healthy cooking show 'Calorie Commando' pleads no contest on Tuesday, October 26 on suspicion of solicitation to commit murder.


U.S. TV chef Juan-Carlos Cruz has pleaded no contest to solicitation of murder in his alleged plot to hire three homeless men to kill his wife. The presenter, famed as the host of the Food Network's healthy cooking show "Calorie Commando", was arrested in California in May on suspicion of solicitation to commit murder after he was caught out during a reported undercover operation.

According to TMZ, Cruz's wife Jennifer Campbell wanted to die because she could not have kids but refused to take her own life due to religious beliefs. The TV star allegedly wanted his wife murdered as an act of mercy and planned to then take his own life.

Cruz initially pleaded not guilty but in court on Tuesday, October 26, it was announced that he had struck a deal with prosecutors to plead no contest. He has reportedly agreed to accept nine years in prison. A judge will sentence him on December 13.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. 'America's Got Talent' Live Results 1: Meet the First 7 Semifinalists!
  2. Report: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Engaged
  3. Is She Pregnant? Gwen Stefani Sports Suspicious Bump During Outing With Son
  4. Miranda Lambert Is Tired of Being 'Painted as the Villain' in Blake Shelton Split
  5. Paula Patton Spotted With 'New Man' in L.A. Almost Three Years After Robin Thicke Divorce
  6. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Write Love Songs for Each Other
  7. Tom Cruise Injured Doing Dangerous Stunt on Set of 'Mission: Impossible 6'
  8. This Is How Olivia Munn Feels About Aaron Rodgers Allegedly Dating Marie Margolius
  9. Teen Choice Awards 2017: 'Beauty and the Beast' Edges Out Competition in Movie Field
  10. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Reunite for Pizza Party With Kids