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Episode 102: Dallas Dentist Love Triangle

Dr. Kendra Hatcher, 35, a Dallas pediatric dentist, was fatally shot in the head by an unknown assailant in the parking garage of her Dallas apartment building Sept. 2, 2015. Dr. Hatcher was about to leave for Mexico for a vacation with her new boyfriend, Dr. Ricardo Paniaguia, a dermatologist. Kendra was a step up from Ricky’s ex, dental hygienist Brenda Delgado, 36, whom he’d dumped in February, seven months earlier (three months before meeting Kendra). Apparently, Brenda became “obsessed” with getting Ricky back, and was angry that he’d broken up with her by e-mail. Police learned she hired a hit man, 35-year-old Kristopher Love, to “eliminate” her rival in exchange for drugs and money. Love was sentenced to life in prison. Brenda’s dental assistant friend Crystal Cortes, the 27-year-old getaway driver, pleaded guilty in October to a lesser murder charge in exchange for a 35-year sentence. Brenda Delgado was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life.

This episode contains the testimony from June 4, 2019 of: Brenda Delgado’s friend and former room-mate Jennifer Escobar, Kendra Hatcher’s close friend Rosie Singh, and her boyfriend Ricardo Paniagua.

Listen to the episode here.