Brenda Delgado, wanted for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of University of Kentucky graduate Dr. Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, was taken into custody without incident Friday in Mexico, the FBI said in a release.
She was apprehended by agents of the Mexican attorney general’s office in Torreón, a city of more than 600,000 people in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
Delgado, one of three people charged in the September shooting of Hatcher, was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on Wednesday. Delgado is charged with capital murder and will remain in custody pending extradition proceedings.
Hatcher, a pediatric dentist who received her degree from UK in 2010, was shot and killed on Sept. 2, 2105, in a Dallas parking garage at her apartment complex, according to news reports.
Delgado is a dental hygienist and the ex-girlfriend of the man Hatcher was dating at the time of her death. Delgado had ties to Mexico, the FBI said.
Delgado was suspected of hiring two alleged co-conspirators to kill Hatcher. Dallas police arrested Crystal Cortes, 23, on Sept. 4 and charged her with capital murder in Hatcher’s death. Kristopher Love, 31, was also arrested and charged with capital murder and a federal firearms offense.
Both alleged co-conspirators are in custody.
Delgado was the 506th person and the ninth woman to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, which was established in March 1950.