The former host of the Food Network's "Calorie Commando" was sentenced Monday to nine years in a California prison after pleading no contest to soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife, Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez said.
Juan-Carlos Cruz's wife was also in court during the sentencing, Martinez said.
Fertility issues were at the center of the murder-for-hire plot, according to sources close to the couple.
Authorities alleged that Cruz offered the two homeless men $500 to kill his wife, Shiara Davila-Morales of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.
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Calorie commando's recommended regimen:
2 egg whites on wheat toast – breakfast
30 min cardio
Handful of almonds and dried fruit – snack
30 min jog to find two homeless guys who'll do anything for $500
Turkey sandwich on pita and veggies (for 3) – lunch
Hire two homeless guys to kill wife, jog home
Apple and peanut butter – snack
Extended gym time while waiting for phone call from police that newly hired hitmen have succeeded
Grilled chicken salad – dinner
Get arrested when it turns out new hitmen have souls
It's crazy! J-Dizzle, I gotta admit I thought the same thing!
My thought exactly, but even stranger, over fertility, really!!?? Sounds like there is more to this story...
$500? Damn recession.
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