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Food Network Chef Pleads No Contest In Plotting Wife's Murder

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food network chef pleads no contest in wifes murder

Although many close to Juan-Carlos Cruz were shocked when he was arrested in May for the murder of his wife Jennifer Campbell, but the former Food Network star pleaded no contest to the crime on Tuesday.

The pastry chef did not admit his wrong doing, but faces nine years in prison for soliciting two homeless men kill his wife for $500. Luckily, she was not harmed.

His sentencing hearing is set for December 13th.

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5 comments to “Food Network Chef Pleads No Contest In Plotting Wife's Murder”

  1. 1

    Never get involved with a crazy criminal MESSYCAN white ladies.

  2. 2

    How can you be arrested for murder when no one has been killed? It was a charge of soliciting murder and attempted murder.

  3. 3

    Maybe I'm an idiot but I don't understand how he could have been "arrested in May for the murder of his wife…" and yet it says, "Luckily, she was not harmed." I would think she would have been harmed if she was murdered! DUH!

  4. 4

    In addition, you are not reporting the whole story. He did indeeed ask these men to kill his wife, but from what i understand from a more reputable site is that him and his wife plotted it between them as she was suicidal about the fact she couldnt have kids. He was then going to kill himfself.

    He's been represented by Shawn Holly Chapman, and is expected to get a plea bargin due to the sensitive nature of the whole thing. How about you report all of it in future you douche, rather than spinning it into a cold blooded killing.

  5. 5

    You jerk…you said he was arrested for her murder and then you say she wasn't harmed. Dumb as H*LL!!