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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.


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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Man that's effed up. Ever heard of adoption?

1583 days ago


I fear he may have used her grief over her own infertility as a means to crush her self-esteem. You don't kill people you care about.

1583 days ago


Isn't divorce against her religion too? I bet he just got sick of her crying over the fact that she can't have kids and she probably would've refused to divorce him due to her religious beliefs. He got fed up and tried to hire some homeless men to kill her, got caught and then made up the story about the murder/suicide. The wife probably had NO CLUE she was about to be murdered.

1583 days ago


Hang in there Juan Carlos. You have a good heart. What happened???
I have trouble believing this entire story of the three guys

1565 days ago


OK. Let's say they had some kids, and the kids were, like, naughty one day. Would we be talking grape coolade? Suicide? I think there is a reason the Good Lord said, no kids for this couple. They're nuckin' futs.

1423 days ago
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