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Juan-Carlos Cruz -- Murder/Suicide Plan

5/17/2010 9:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Juan-Carlos Cruz was allegedly involved in a Shakespearean plot to kill his wife and then kill himself -- and it's all over their inability to have babies.

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Sources say the Santa Monica Police Department and the L.A. County District Attorney are fully aware 47-year-old Jennifer Campbell has been despondent for years over her infertility and has spoken openly to friends that she wanted to end her life.

But Campbell is a deeply religious, practicing Catholic and the church views suicide as a mortal sin.

Our law enforcement sources say the information police and prosecutors have "is absolutely clear" -- Cruz was trying to honor his wife's wishes by ending her life.  He then planned on killing himself.

As TMZ first reported, Cruz -- who hosted a show on Food Network -- allegedly approached 3 homeless men in Santa Monica to kill Jennifer.

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Linda    

How crazzzzzzzzzy is this. What is wrong with people.

1434 days ago
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Abe    

Why didn't they just adopt a homeless person?

1434 days ago
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to little    

Wow these two are deeply disturbed. Not much different then the husband killing the wife rather then get a divorce, adoped a kid if it was that important. And at 47 her child bearing years have come and past for most women. She needs psychiatric help and he needs some jail time, i don't buy he was going to kill himself.

1434 days ago
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DaBrat63    

Uh huh! He didn,t have the cajones to kill her himself, he could have even given her a sleeping tonic. But he expects spomeone to swallow the BS that he was going to kill himself afterwards. Maybe that's why he tried to hire someone so the crime couldn't be traced back to him.
Uh huh...hmmmmm!

1434 days ago
20.

manolo    

You guys should add another button to the choices to vote on on the poll....




one for



What the ****??!

1434 days ago
21.

to little    

Has anyone seen Johns T other dogs running around the tarmac. Reward offered.

1434 days ago
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fogsong    

This is one of the stupidest excuses I've ever heard.

1434 days ago
23.

HF    

He must browse HFBoards.

1434 days ago
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rossana v    

that is the bigges b.s. ever, because if he is such a catholic he should know that killing oneself is also a mortal sin, based on the catholic religion the only one that can take your life is god.
he wanted his wife murdered and i bet after he would just forget about the suicide.
have they ever heared of adoption,invitro or surrogacy...hellooo!

1434 days ago
25.

tom terrific    

If it was Jennifer Campbell's wish to end her life and then for Mr. Cruz to commit suicide they could have done this much more privately.



1434 days ago
26.

SUN    

This is total garbage... he was doing his wife a favor by having her killed??? LOL If he wanted to do as he planned; he would have told hit-men to kill them both.

1434 days ago
27.

Biko    

TMZ, you shouldn't ask "Forgivable?".....you should ask, "Believable?".....here's the 1st vote: NOT

1434 days ago
28.

SuzyCreamCheese    

Someone has a severe case of Bull ****itis!

1434 days ago
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JLS    

Ain't being a Catholic grand? You are worthless if you don't produce babies. That speaks volumes about that religion.

1434 days ago
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Katie85    

Hiring homeless men to kill you painfully with box cutters doesn't really say "I love you".

1434 days ago
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