DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A jury has found Brenda Delgado guilty of capital murder in the death of her ex-boyfriend’s love interest Kendra Hatcher.
Prosecutors said Delgado hired two people to kill the Dallas dentist in 2015 and rob her to make it look like a random violent crime as a cover.
According to prosecutors, Delgado wanted her ex-boyfriend back.
The prosecution rested its case Thursday morning, and the jury heard closing arguments Friday morning.
The jury quickly deliberated and released their verdict soon after.
The case moved immediately to victim impact statements where Hatcher’s mother, Bonnie Jameson and sister gave emotional statements, condemning Delgado for her crime.
“You Brenda Delgado have earned your spot, here on this earth behind cold, steel bars for the rest of your miserable, pathetic life,” said Jameson. “And if justice could have handed you a death sentence, make no mistake, I would have been there front and center.”
Hatcher’s sister echoed her mother’s sentiment, telling Delgado pointedly, “I hope you rot in hell.”
Through her tears, Hatcher’s sister expressed how much the murder impacted so many others. She continued,”Brenda you’re disgusting. Who the hell do you think you are? You will go down in history as one of the most hated woman in Dallas, maybe even in America.”
The jury heard from Crystal Cortes, who was convicted in the killing Hatcher in the parking garage of her Uptown apartment, as she talked about plotting the murder with Delgado. “She wanted to get rid of Kendra Hatcher because she was envious of her,” she said.
Kristopher Love was also convicted for his involvement in the killing.
Prosecutors also showed the jury binoculars that Cortes said she and Delgado used to spy on Hatcher from her dental office. Prosecutors said Delgado was driven by jealousy.
During the trial, the jury also shown video of Delgado’s interrogation where she convinced detectives she had an alibi the night of the murder.
Delgado was arrested months later in Mexico after police reached the conclusion that she hired two people to commit the murder.