December 13th, 2010
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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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  1. Evil Grin

    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

    December 14, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  2. jillmarie

    It's crazy! J-Dizzle, I gotta admit I thought the same thing!

    December 13, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  3. J.B.Jingles

    My thought exactly, but even stranger, over fertility, really!!?? Sounds like there is more to this story...

    December 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  4. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    $500? Damn recession.

    December 13, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
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