Kendra Hatcher, Kristopher Love: It’s Death! For Texas Dentist Killer


Kendra Hatcher, a Texas dentist, was shot dead execution-style by Kristopher Love, an assassin hired by Brenda Delgado, the jealous ex-girlfriend of Kendra Hatcher’s new love. Now, State Journal-Register reports that Kristopher Love is sentenced to death for carrying out the heinous plot.


On September 2, 2015, police responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of Cedar Springs Road at the Uptown parking garage. When they arrived, they found Dr. Kendra Hatcher dead with a gunshot wound to the head. She was killed after she parked her car and walked to her apartment.


Brenda Delgado, wanted for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of dentist Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, Texas, was taken into custody without incident today in Mexico.

Posted by FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, April 8, 2016


Investigators were on the lookout for a black Jeep Cherokee, which was captured on video leaving the scene. The criminal investigation linked thirty-five-year-old Kristopher Love, the gunman, and twenty-two-year-old Crystal Cortez, the getaway driver, to the murder. They were soon arrested. The mastermind in the killing, Brenda Delgado, 33, escaped to Mexico, where she was finally apprehended.

For two years, Brenda Delgado dated Kendra Hatcher’s boyfriend, Ricardo Paniagua. After the break-up, Brenda stalked her ex’s social media pages and saw that he was dating Kendra. What sent Brenda over the edge was seeing photos of Kendra Hatcher and Ricardo Paniagua in San Francisco, where the plan was to meet his parents, something she never got a chance to do.


GoCar through San Fran during Friday rush hour traffic…what could be safer?

Posted by Kendra Hatcher on Saturday, August 29, 2015


This fact ignited such hatred in Brenda Delgado that she devised a plan to get rid of the good dentist. Part of that plan was to use an app to pinpoint Kendra Hatcher’s location. Relatives and neighbors in the expensive complex where Kendra Hatcher was gunned down were in shock. They described Dr. Kendra as happy and friendly.

Kristopher Love was found guilty of murder several days ago. At trial, the defense tried to convince the jury that it was a robbery. Prosecutors proved Kristopher Love was hired as a hitman to kill the jilted woman’s beautiful and successful new rival. The social media aspect of the murder case is similar to a theme played out in Tyler Perry’s movie, Acrimony.
[Main image of Kendra Hatcher and Kristopher Love via Facebook]

Traciy Curry-Reyes

Traciy Curry-Reyes is the founder and editor-in-chief of TV Crime Sky. She began her career as a true crime & entertainment freelance writer in the 1990's for her website, The Movies Based on True Stories Database/Archives. She has contributed content to other websites, such as and Traciy also appears as a true-crime expert and commentator on TV One's Fatal Attraction, For My Man, and Justice by Any Means; Investigation Discovery's Murder Calls and Scorned; Oxygen's Snapped; FOX's Crime Watch Daily; and Lifetime Television's Killer Kids.