FBI's Only Most Wanted Woman Caught in Mexico

She's suspected of hiring a hit on a dentist out of jealousy
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2016 9:58 AM CDT
FBI's Only Most Wanted Woman Caught in Mexico
Brenda Delgado   (FBI via AP, File)

The only woman on the FBI Most Wanted Fugitives list was captured Friday in Mexico, CNN reports. According to the Dallas Morning News, Brenda Delgado—a dental hygienist in training charged with hiring a hit on a dentist—was caught at a house in the state of Coahuila and is now awaiting extradition in a prison in Mexico City. The 33-year-old Delgado is suspected of using cartel-supplied money and drugs to pay a gunman and getaway driver to kill 35-year-old Kendra Hatcher in a Dallas parking garage last September. Delgado was allegedly jealous of Hatcher, who was dating her ex-boyfriend and had recently met his parents. “Delgado was able to effectively manipulate everyone she involved in her calculated scheme, an FBI agent tells CBS DFW. "Although she didn’t pull the trigger herself, she is still responsible for the murder.”

Police interviewed Delgado immediately after Hatcher's murder but didn't have enough for an arrest warrant. By the time they did, she had allegedly fled. Her suspected accomplices have both been arrested. Delgado, a Mexican citizen, will not face the death penalty as part of the US' extradition agreement with Mexico. She will face life in prison. Hatcher's brother tells CBS he's "tickled pink" by Delgado's arrest. Delgado was added to the FBI Most Wanted list two days before her arrest. She was only the ninth woman on the list in its 66-year history. There was a $100,000 reward offered for information leading to her arrest. It's unclear if anyone earned the reward. (More Most Wanted stories.)

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