Former Food Network chef to be sentenced in murder plot
December 13th, 2010
01:21 AM ET

Former Food Network chef to be sentenced in murder plot

The former host of the Food Network's "Calorie Commando" is expected to be sentenced Monday after he pleaded "no contest" to a charge of soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife.

Juan-Carlos Cruz's plea agreement calls for a nine-year sentence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in late October after the plea was announced.

One count of attempted murder was dropped as part of the plea settlement, the prosecutor said at the time.

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. cynthia

    ...Oh I guess the guilotene was all booked up-

    December 13, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Homer Simpson

    now thats a crash diet! All over baby batter?

    December 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Homer Simpson

    thats how you make american pie

    December 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Zachary

    Never Heard of him, But I heard about his show.

    December 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @Homer Simpson. Are you still mad?

    December 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
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