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Juan-Carlos Cruz Sentenced to Prison

12/13/2010 3:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former Food Network chef Juan-Carlos Cruz was just sentenced to nine years in prison ... this after he pled no contest back in October for attempting to solicit men to murder his wife.

Juan Carlos Cruz Jail
Cruz tried to pay three homeless men back in May to kill his wife. The men went to the police instead and Cruz was arrested.

As part of the plea agreement, an attempted murder charge was dropped.

As we first reported ... Cruz's wife, Jennifer Campbell, was suicidal over not being able to have a baby. But suicide is a mortal sin in Campbell's religion, so authorities believe Cruz was attempting to execute a murder/suicide out of mercy.



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No comment    

Too bad the O.J. Jury didn't reconvene to buy this story. He coulda walked too...

1220 days ago
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Nicole     

That is disgusting
How did he get the max sentence with a plea deal if his wife revealed what the plan was.
Also he had Shawn Chapman Holley and she had Blair Berk yet he got the absolute max?

1220 days ago
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eyecandy    

suicide is a mortal sin in Campbell's religion, so authorities believe Cruz was attempting to execute a murder/suicide out of mercy.

Isn't murder a mortal sin too?...just sayin

1220 days ago
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Alexis    

So adoption or hiring a surrogate weren't the next reasonable options? Weirdos...

1220 days ago
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Anonymous    

now who paid to have Ronni Chasen killed

1220 days ago
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Thomas    

I like the homeless guys. I was thinking the same thing about how someone might think that because they're homeless they would commit murder. But the real s***bag in this case was the guy with the money, home, job.
Still, the last homeless guy to speak did emphasize that he wouldn't do anything like that...for a thousand dollars, as if more money would motivate him.

1220 days ago
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mat    

Funny how many loopholes there are in religion. At least one for any occaision. Getting his wife help for depression must be a mortal sin too.

1220 days ago
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mrspatrickcampbell    

Juan Carlos is cute - he'll be 'popular' in prison!!!

1220 days ago
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stu    

husband of the year! isn't he helpful for trying to help is wife out like tat.

1220 days ago
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Annie     

Dr. Kavorkian is not allowed to do "assisted suicides".

This guy thinks it is ok to have a hit put out on his depressed wife?? It is more charitable to kill her than to get a professional doctor to help her?..not to mention the murder charges the homeless guys would face.

Warped! 9 years is not enough!

1220 days ago
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Jim    

Good put him away. You seriously want people who think and act like this out walking around? Too bad the piece of **** that murdered my buddy only got 9 years.

1220 days ago
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lili    

The sicko is where he belongs, and he should be there longer.

1220 days ago
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JG    

hope he likes prison food and penis.

1220 days ago
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Lemonade    

Heartless prck. Prison is too good for him. I hope the gaurds look the other way when the Sodomites screw him like a freight train.

1220 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

What a POS. Someone was watching over his poor wife. He can rot.

1220 days ago
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