Fourth Person Involved in Hatcher Murder-for-Hire Plot: FBI Affidavit - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Fourth Person Involved in Hatcher Murder-for-Hire Plot: FBI Affidavit

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    4th Person Involved in Hatcher Murder-for-Hire Plot: FBI

    FBI documents reveal more details in the murder-for-hire plot that left Dallas dentist Kendra Hatcher dead in the parking garage of her Uptown apartment complex, including a fourth person involved. (Published Monday, Oct. 5, 2015)

    FBI documents reveal more details in the murder-for-hire plot that left Dallas dentist Kendra Hatcher dead in the parking garage of her Uptown apartment complex.

    Late Friday, Police arrested the man they believed pulled the trigger, Kristopher Love.

    The FBI warrant detailing Love's federal charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon reveals more about the plot.

    On Friday, Dallas police said investigators believe the motive in the deadly shooting was murder-for-hire and that 33-year-old Brenda Delgado is suspected of having a role in the planning of the murder.

    Delgado, is wanted on a capital murder charge. Police believe Brenda Delgado hired Love to kill Hatcher.

    Dallas police said 23-year-old Crystal Cortes admitted her involvement in the murder.

    The FBI affidavit says Delgado (identified in the FBI affidavit as Person B) was overheard asking an unnamed man (identified in the FBI affidavit as Person D) if he could find someone to carry out the crime. That's when the FBI believes Love got involved.

    Cortes (identified in the FBI affidavit as Person C) told police Love hid in the back seat of the Jeep seen in surveillance photos so that he wouldn't be seen on the cameras.

    In the affidavit Cortes told police Love waited for Hatcher to drive into the parking garage and park, then Love got out of the Jeep, she heard a gunshot, and Love returned with two purses.

    After the shooting, Cortes said Love threatened that she and her 6-year-old son "would be next" if she talked to police.

    Cortes claimed Delgado used her phone to call Love in the days leading up to the murder.

    When police found Love, they searched his vehicle and found a gun believed to have been used to kill Hatcher.

    According to the affidavit, when police caught up with Love, they found the unnamed man that Cortes claimed connected Delgado to Love and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

    Delgado dated Hatcher's boyfriend for two years before the relationship ended earlier this year, according to previous police documents.

    According to the FBI affidavit, Cortes told detectives Delgado was upset that her former boyfriend was dating Hatcher and had recently taken her to San Francisco to meet his parents. Hatcher and Delgado’s ex-boyfriend were also scheduled to leave for a trip to Mexico the day after Hatcher's murder according to the affidavit.

    Delgado is still on the run and is considered a fugitive.

    In a statement released Monday evening, the Hatcher family said:

    "Our family would like to thank Detective Barnes and the Dallas Police Department for all their hard work and persistence. Kendra loved Dallas, and we thank the community for providing information that aided in the progression of the case. We grieve the loss of Kendra: doctor, daughter, sister, aunt, Godmother, and friend. And now we can have more closure with these answers. We ask the community to continue helping until this case is complete. The loss of Kendra has stretched far and wide, and she continues to leave her legacy of love and light."

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