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Man Sentenced To Die In Murder-For-Hire Of UK Graduate

Posted at 4:39 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 16:43:01-04
This Oct. 2, 2015 photo provided by the Dallas County Jail shows Kristopher Love. Dallas Police Maj. Max Geron said Love has been charged with capital murder in the Sept. 2 death of Kendra Hatcher, a pediatric dentist. (Dallas County Jail via AP)

DALLAS (NBC DFW) — A jury sentenced a hired hitman to death Wednesday in the murder of a University of Kentucky graduate.


NBC DFW reports that 34-year-old Kristopher Love was sentenced to die for the 2015 fatal shooting of Kendra Hatcher.

The station says a Dallas County jury deliberated about three hours before sending Love to Death Row. An execution date has not been set.

Hatcher, a pediatric dentist, was shot to death in the parking garage of her Uptown Dallas apartment building.

Prosecutors say Love was hired by Brenda Delgado, an ex-girlfriend of Hatcher’s boyfriend.

Delgado fled to Mexico and briefly was on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted List before being arrested and brought back in 2016.