Mexico City – Mexican officials said they have captured a woman on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list who US officials say ordered the murder of a romantic rival who had been dating her former lover.
Brenda Berenice Delgado Reynaga, 33, was detained at a home in the northern city of Torreon, in Coahuila state, Mexico’s attorney general’s office said.
Delgado, a Mexican citizen, was sought by US authorities for her role in the “murder-for-hire” of Kendra Hatcher, a dentist in Dallas, Texas on Sept 2, 2015.
“Apparently she was jealous because the victim was dating her ex-boyfriend,” said FBI special agent Jason Ibrahim, according to the bureau’s “Most Wanted” posting.
Delgado has been charged with capital murder, and a federal fugitive warrant was issued in October last year.
Officials said the alleged killers hired by Delgado are already in US custody.
- Even though Delgado did not pull the trigger, she “is still responsible for the murder,” said Thomas Class, another FBI agent.
- Once notified of the US arrest request, Mexican authorities said they searched for Delgado “in places where her relatives and friends could help” in northern Mexico and Mexico City.
Delgado is only the ninth woman to make it onto the FBI’s list of infamous fugitives since its creation in 1950.
She is being held in the Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City while the extradition request is being completed, the Mexican statement added.