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Trial Begins For Woman Accused In Murder-For-Hire Death Of UK Grad

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jun 03, 2019

DALLAS (NBCDFW/LEX 18) – The capital murder trial has begun for the woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill a woman with Kentucky connections.

Brenda Delgado, 36, faces life in prison if convicted for the 2015 slaying of Kendra Hatcher, a Dallas dentist who was shot and killed in a parking garage.

Prosecutors say that Delgado hired Kristopher Love to kill Hatcher, who was dating Delgado’s ex-boyfriend.  In the aftermath of the shooting, Delgado fled to Mexico and was extradited to the US, following an agreement that she would not face the death penalty.

Hatcher was a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry. Hatcher’s mother testified in court about the moment she found out her daughter had been killed.

“When I found out, I just screamed, ‘what do you mean Kendra was shot?’ Then, they told me she didn’t make it. It’s been 3 1/2 years of hell ever since,” Jameson said. After Jameson left the stand, several jurors began to wipe away tears.

Jury selection began Friday in the case.