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TMZ Video Sought in Chef Murder-For-Hire Case

6/23/2010 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Juan-Carlos Cruz -- the former Food Network host accused of trying to hire some homeless guys to kill his wife -- sat in court this morning, as the judge inquired about a TMZ video featuring the prosecution's star witnesses.


The three homeless guys told TMZ on camera how Cruz allegedly offered them money to kill his wife.

The judge asked Cruz's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, if she's received  "TMZ records and video of the witnesses" -- she said she had not.  Prosecutor Joe Marcus also said he had not received the video.

TMZ has not received a subpoena for the video, but it's up on the site -- see it below.

0623_homeless_small_v2We broke the story ... both sides are talking plea bargain.

The next court hearing was scheduled for July 20.  The homeless guys -- who were in court today --were ordered to appear.


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Who told you no plea bargain today? Oh, that's right...."your sources"

1583 days ago


Tiger cheats on his wife and everyone calls for his head. This douche actually tries to KILL his wife and everyone's all, "Oh, boo-hoo, he's such a good guy...let's do a plea bargain so he won't have to go to jail...we don't like to send guys who put hits out on their wives to jail". He should have gotten her HELP, not tried to kill her.

1583 days ago

Bulgarian BeeGee    

This guy tries to help a homeless guy out with some work and you are all on his A$$. Some people can't win.

1583 days ago


Quietest pretrial "stuff" I've ever heard.

1583 days ago

Bulgarian BeeGee    

Is this supposed to be a close-up of the inside of the tip jar at Starbuck's or a court room hearing

1583 days ago


Does he know the other hyphenated-name dude from yesterday's courtroom feed?

1583 days ago


Is that Lilo's attorney?

1583 days ago


Fascinating. Glad you interrupted you busy daily schedule to bring us such an entertaining presentation of the last 4 minutes of live
pretrial "stuff". I wonder it all the other networks will realize what they missed? Somehow I think they already do.

1583 days ago


That is the same lawyer Lindsay Lohan had when i watched her live stream of her in court on haha

1583 days ago


Three homeless guys... Hope they're able to get off the streets when this is said and done.

1583 days ago


I'm starting to think Shawn Chapman Holley represents every s***bag in town.

1583 days ago


Attorney Shawn Chapman Holley appears to represent every whack job in Los Angeles. Honestly, her first noteworthy client was OJ Simpson. Harvey says she such a good lawyer. Hmmmm. Perhaps she is and that doesn't benefit society. Lindsay Lohan, and now this chef who was going to slaughter his wife because she couldn't breed.


1583 days ago

Chun LI    

Is Shawn the only attorney in LA? She's everywhere.

1583 days ago


HA this ****face lawyer is every where!

1583 days ago


"he just wanted the B**ch dead" ~ what did she do to deserve her husband hiring guys to cut her throat? Did she do a bad job of scrubbing the stains out of his tighty whiteys? I would like to thank my ex husband for leaving me (alive) for his younger mistress rather then slicing my throat when he was done with me. divorce is a viable option and if your not drama queen its fast and easy and everyone gets to move on afterwards. Divorce is only a pain in the ass if everyone acts like emotional mud throwing ****heads. If you hate your wife leave her, no ones stopping you but you...dont kill her.

1583 days ago
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