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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