Former Food Network chef sentenced in murder plot
December 13th, 2010
02:19 PM ET

Former Food Network chef sentenced in murder plot

The former host of the Food Network's "Calorie Commando" was sentenced Monday to nine years in a California prison after he had earlier pleaded "no contest" to soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife, said Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez.

Juan-Carlos Cruz's wife was also in court during the sentencing, Martinez said.

Fertility issues were at the center of Cruz's motivation in the murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife, according to sources close to the couple.

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  1. Cesar

    @Juan Carlos Cruz: You are so greedy. Want that life insurance huh??? Well, Cruz, cruz around prison for the next 9 years less 5 years for good behavior giving you a grand total of ...4 years. Too bad, our money is in Iraq, no funds for prisons.

    December 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    @Cesar
    some times i feal like a nutt..some times i dont.

    December 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @Ruffnut: You just paraphrased one of my favorite candy bars, Mounds.

    December 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Angie

    What were you thinking.quite you through it all away and for what.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Angela

    You should have tried adoption.you would have better off and in the process enriching the life of a precious child.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    You should have tried adoption.you would have better off and in the process enriching the life of a precious child.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Sugar. You have a low sperm count.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RUFFNUTT

    maybe they can make a movie outta this.. commando II wrath of the calorie commando. staring arnold as chef cruz.

    December 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank

    BAM!!!

    December 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sugar

    Ceaser I am female my sperm count is not existant.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. Godsmack Rules

    I don't understand people. He is that greedy to share is money that he rather take a chance to hire people to kill her than to just leave her. Pretty much everytime they hire someone to kill for them they always get caught. You think they would learn that by now. Stupid a$$ deserve to go to jail.

    December 14, 2010 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    @Sugar.Oh.

    December 14, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  13. shay

    @cesar you are my hero i wuv your comments on here dont stop you make me laugh! And did anyone ever see that show this jerk use to be on was so stupid and everyone is surprised that he did something like this......

    December 14, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. Doris Lomack

    If you are suggesting a movie be made from this call it "Revenge of the Killer Cook"

    December 16, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
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