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.
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.
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.