The most wanted woman by the FBI, Brenda Delgado, who plotted the murder of a Dallas dentist, Kendra Hatcher, has been arrested in Mexico. Her arrest came two days after FBI added her to the list of the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.
She was detained in northern Mexico on Friday and is expected to appear in the Mexican federal courtroom.
According to WFAA, US can request the extradition of Delgado within 60 days. Being a Mexican citizen, she can be only be extradited if she does not face the death penalty. Moreover, the death penalty has already been taken off as the option by The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, to make the process more trouble-free.
It was noted that her victim, Hatcher, was dating her ex-boyfriend. After killing the dentist with co-conspirators on September 2, Delgado was believed to have fled to Mexico.
Here are the five facts about the jilted lover, Brenda Delgado.
Ninth most wanted on the FBI list
Delgado has been pedestaled to ninth position in FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives.
She along with the other accomplices waited for the dentist, Kendra Hatcher at an uptown parking garage where they shot her. Although Delgado didn’t do the actual shooting, she was indicted in the murder.
“Although she didn’t pull the trigger herself, she is still responsible for the murder,” said Thomas Class Sr. of the FBI‘s Dallas division.
Plotted the kill for months
Delgado had been plotting to murder Hatcher for months. She was waiting for the right opportunity and accomplices to execute the plan, said FBI.
She managed to get two accomplices to whom she promised to pay money and drugs.
Jilted lover was jealous
According to the authorities, the day before the murder, Delgado found that Hatcher and her ex-boyfriend were planning to spend their holidays in Mexico.
Police detained both the accomplices, but Delgado managed to flee the country after being interviewed about the murder.
In October, a federal warrant was issued against her.
FBI Offered $100,000 for her arrest
A reward of $100,000 was offered to help arrest Delgado by the FBI. She has ties with Mexico and was considered dangerous and armed.
No death penalty
Mexico strongly opposed the death sentence, while Dallas authorities promised to seek for life imprisonment.
“We’re trying to get her extradited back here,” Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk said in a report by CNN.
“In order for us to do that, one of the conditions was the death penalty had to be off the table. She’s still charged with capital murder, which carries a life sentence.”