An FBI affidavit reveals a 4th person was involved in the murder-for-hire plot to kill popular Dallas dentist Kendra Hatcher.

The unnamed individual was with Crystal Cortes and Brenda Delgado at the latter's apartment where they "and others" plotted to kill Hatcher. He has not been charged.

Hatcher, 35, was shot to death in the parking garage of her luxury high rise apartment building on Sept. 2.

She and her boyfriend, dermatologist Ricky Paniagua, were scheduled to leave for a trip to Mexico the next day.

Paniagua and Delgado, who dated for 2 years, split earlier this year.

In a major break in the case, police arrested Kristopher Love on Oct. 2nd and charged him with capital murder and unlawful possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

He was in possession of the murder weapon at the time of his arrest.

Cortes, the getaway driver, was arrested on Sept. 4.

Cortes, 23, told police she and a male friend met with Delgado at her apartment. She said Delgado asked the male if he knew anyone who could do a job for her.

Delgado later loaned Cortes a Jeep and gave her instructions to pick up Love, whom she knew as "Kris", and drive him to Hatcher's apartment on Sept. 2nd.

Cortes said Delgado promised her $500 in exchange for Hatcher's driver's license.

Cortes said Love hid in the backseat as she drove. She told police she asked Love how much Delgado was paying him. Love reportedly told her that was "none of her business."

Cortes said she and Love waited in the parking garage until Hatcher drove in and parked. Then Love exited the vehicle and approached Hatcher. Cortes said she heard a gunshot and Love returned to the car carrying 2 purses.

Cortes said she later met up with Delgado who took one of the purses.

Delgado was arrested on Sept. 4 on an outstanding traffic warrant.

Dallas police released Delgado on Sept. 5.

Delgado, a 33-year-old native of Mexico, is considered a fugitive on the run.

Hatcher's friends question why police released Delgado when they were aware of her involvement in Hatcher's death.

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    • Jusstlookn2

      Here we go again.

    • Sexy CJ

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    • mzwhang90210

      Don't they watch the ID channel? Now I'm reading that dude above was tracked thru cellphone records.

      Love, 31, was arrested and is being held on $2.5million bail. He is accused of being a hired killer and has been charged with capital murder, as well as a gun charge.

      Cortes provided police with Love's phone number, and records show the number was used to communicate with Delgado and Cortes at the time of the murder.

      The cell phone was tracked to Love's car, where authorities found a .40-caliber pistol under the seat. Police said they found the murder weapon, as Hatcher was killed by a .40-caliber bullet to the head.

    • SpillyNillie

      All of this over a man who you still won't be with in the end?!?!?!?! YOU IDIOT!

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Dummy! You're supposed to get an untraceable disposable phone for all such illegal activities. And promptly dispose of said phone after the deed is done.

      I'm Soul Glow and I'm addicted to the ID Discovery channel. ?

    • mzwhang90210

      *sigh*

      According to police records, Ricky Paniagua and his ex Brenda Delgado dated for two years before they broke up earlier this year. But they continued to keep in touch and in recent weeks she showed a classmate a text from him wishing her good luck on her final exams, according to the former classmate.

      “She was upset that he didn’t write anything more romantic,” said the former classmate, who graduated from Sanford-Brown last year and works as a dental hygienist.

      In their tight-knit class of 20 students, the Delgado was known to be obsessed with Paniagua, he said.

      In the first week of school in the fall of 2013, the students introduced themselves to the class. Everyone spoke about themselves, their families and their backgrounds. But the woman spoke about her relationship with Paniagua and his dermatology practice at UT Southwestern Medical Center. At the time, she said they were living together and had been dating for six months, the friend said.

      “It stuck out because if you’re meeting everyone you talk about your family, where you’re from — and hers was all about Ricky,” he said.

      She would constantly talk about her boyfriend and their future together to her friends. She complained that Paniagua didn’t take her out to dinner often enough. And that his late-night reading interfered with her need to go to bed early to be up at 6 a.m. for school.

      She wanted them to move from their one-bedroom apartment into a two-bedroom place so he could read in the other room before coming to bed, according to her friend. Paniagua told her she had to get a job for them to afford the higher rent, so she started working weekends as a dental assistant on a military base, the friend said.

      The ex-girlfriend, whose family lives in Pleasant Grove, took a special interest in his income, the friend said. “She kept reiterating that he was going to have money and that dermatology’s the highest-paying type of medicine.”

      Before Christmas vacation that year, the woman told her friends she and Paniagua planned to go to San Francisco together to see his family. But the plans changed to the parents coming to Dallas, the former classmate said.

      When classes resumed in January 2014, the woman came to class wearing an engagement ring, saying she and Paniagua had gotten engaged.

      But a few weeks later, she arrived at class with puffy eyes from crying. “She told me that Ricky’s mom told Ricky that he should stay away from her and that she needed to get psychological help,” said the former classmate.

    • mzwhang90210

      *co-sign*
      Or why talk on the cell phone at all?
      I see so many people on that channel..getting caught by cellphone records. Some dummies even text/call from the crime scene!!
      I'm like, why didn't they just commit the crime..then drive straight to the police station?
      #killingfordummies

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Thank you! In this day and age, you may still get caught, but just watching an episode of CSI or I Almost Got Away With It should at least make it more difficult to catch you!

    • mzwhang90210

      Speaking of dumb criminals...please tell me y'all read about this chick

      A Houston woman was arrested, accused of stealing a rare dress from the Louis Vuitton store in the Galleria.

      Police said 35-year-old Tashuana Green took several items into the store's dressing room on July 9th, and left them all in the room except for one.

      The dress she allegedly stole was valued at $9,400, and there are only three or four of them in the United States.

      According to reports, Green was not only caught on the store's surveillance video with the dress, but was later seen wearing the dress in a photo on her Instagram page.

      Green was charged with theft and is being held in the Harris County jail on a $15,000 bond.

    • Mel

      I have a feeling that Delgado chick ain't in the US no moe smh

    • Sexy CJ

      She said Delgado asked the male if he knew anyone who could do a job for her. Delgado later loaned Cortes a Jeep and gave her instructions to pick up Love, whom she knew as “Kris”, and drive him to Hatcher’s apartment on Sept. 2nd.

      Cortes said Delgado promised her $500 in exchange for Hatcher’s driver’s license............

    • SummerBaby

      Hilarious! ???

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Wow. This was just a tragedy waiting to happen. I'm surprised she didn't off him instead of the gf. She sounds obsessed enough to pull a Steve McNair murder/suicide.

    • mzwhang90210

      Exactly! There are rules to this chit...like
      *the less people that know..the better
      *never tell ANYBODY about the crime, in other words..don't go to a bar & get drunk
      *don't talk on the phone/in person with co-conspirators about the crime...EVA AGAIN
      *don't be trynna collect insurance $$ before the coroner has even picked up the body.

      "Hi, I'm MzWhang..and I caught a ride to this here meeting with Soul Glow"

    • Let Your Soul Glow

      Wow. Epic stupidity! Sh deserved to get caught!

    • mzwhang90210

      Okay!!!
      Pretty soon, detectives won't even have to leave their offices...all they have to do is get Instagram accounts..and start scrolling.
      *le-sigh*

    • Keesh5000

      Humans so dumb..

    • mzwhang90210

      And Summer..I BET you this chick lives in a Section 8 apartment. And thought she was gonna get away with catching the bus in a $9,400 dress.
      *DEAD*

    • mzwhang90210

      And I'll bet you dude already has a new chick.
      Hell, all Delgado did was make Ricky Paniagua's stock go up.

      Heffas are probably waiting in line to get with the man worth having somebody killed over.
      DUMB.

    • Keesh5000

      Dummies

    • Jusstlookn2

      Those are signs, when someone makes YOUR world theirs. run to the muthasuckn hills. Don't plan your life around NOBODY but your spouse, and then if he acting funny, exit state left.

      Respectfully, I'm not even gonna put up jumping out the window. Moratorium on window jumping right now.

    • mzwhang90210

      New Post

    • mzwhang90210

      KeeshCane..where have you been!!!

    • PettyEyezPrime

      Well Damn! Smh.

    • Ms.Capricorn101

      I'm so sick of hearing about pretty ricky & em.lol

    • MzFutureLCSW

      Foolishness. Over a man that did not want her. Horrible common sense and a total lack of self respect.

    • Winner

      Is it the "boyfriend"

    • scentsychick30

      This Delgado chick must be connected,how she get off?makes think of that song testify this broad was the queen pin who masterminded this whole thing and walk?

    • 1/8

      A parade of fools. I hope they all get what they deserve.

    • Sexy CJ

      In a major break in the case, police arrested Kristopher Love on Oct. 2nd and charged him with capital murder and unlawful possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

      He was in possession of the murder weapon at the time of his arrest.......

    • Sexy CJ

      Already a convicted felon........

    • Readytochokemothernatureonout

      Dummies was not worth it seriously it wasn't. Snapped and the ID Channel tell you how they get caught eventually.

    • mzwhang90210

      I agree.
      I can hear the trigger man now "You mean you want me to kill somebody, risk the death penalty or upteen years in prison..how much are you offering?
      Answer: $700.
      Him: "How bout $725?"

      SMH

    • 1/8

      It's amazing what people will do for a little bit of money. Back in the day, I knew guys that would turn tricks for $5, cigarettes or beer.

    • Ladysweetthang

      Shyt why carry the phone those things connect to towers even if their not used. Smh

    • Keesh5000

      Whang....I have been chilling like a villain! What u been up to

    • Ladysweetthang

      These people are fools . People like this have to tell at least one person what they did so they can have bragging rights. Smh ol boy Love's baby sugar mommy didn't even know he was out there playing house at night and chilling with snow bunnies in the day. Smh

    • Ladysweetthang

      I'm certain Panunu or whatever his name is licked her from the rootie to the tootie had that chick open and sprung out off that Latin D. Smh

    • Ladysweetthang

      Smh and she did all that in class. This chick is lost I hope when Panunu moves on somebody mail thus solitary confinement weirdo a picture. She sound like that crazy from Orange is the new black. I forgot her name

    • Ladysweetthang

      Lorna

    • Ladysweetthang

      Ratchet102 smh professional

    • mzwhang90210

      I'm crying because you called the man Pa-nu-nu.
      *DEAD*

    • ShameTheDevil

      Looks like ms. Popular wasn't that popular. She racking up a list like Tiger and Cosby.

    • the guest

      Ricky Paniagua is a low life lying passive aggressive living off his mama white girl using POS. This whole entire tragedy is the fault of Ricky Paniagua. I'm telling you he said some passive misleading papa chulo crap that propelled this plot into motion. Kendra would STILL BE ALIVE if she never got involved with the likes of Ricky Paniagua. And to heck with his sugar mama who gave birth to him and kept him as a grown man to satisfy her psychopathic need for control for her part in propelling this tragedy into motion. The moral of the story is you don't play with people and you don't use people. He was playing with Degaldo and using Kendra. Dios Mio! I wish there was a way he could be charged in this case.

    • the guest

      Sad cold hard truth no one deserves to killed but if anyone did HE did not Kendra.

      Steve McNair and this guy are narcissists who used people and drove them to insanity.

      In wish women would find the strength to leave crazy making men alone. They love no one but themselves.

    • the guest

      Lorna imagined a relationship she never had. Delgado was in a long term relationship with Ricky. She didn't imagine it and he was misleading her.

    • the guest

      On Instagram. LOl

    • the guest

      She's in the jungles of Peru with a new tribal name married to a medicine man or in the hills of Mejico with the Baptista rebels. For all anyone knows quiet Ricky aided her get away.

    • the guest

      My goodness the idea of this is unreal.

    • the guest

      Papi Chulo Ricky is to blame for this whole mess. Playing with people and using them. Parents paying his bills, live in girl gets a job to supplement the difference for a bigger place, finds white girl with money to pay his way and please his racist controlling mother. He's a people using loser. I wish I had been Delgado's classmate. I would have told her the truth about her Ricky.

    • Ms.Capricorn101

      I told you chicks never hurt/kill the bastard man who started it all....they always hurt/kill the innocent wife or girlfrien. Smh.

    • MS PEACHES

      Tyler Perry needs to get this script!

    • MS PEACHES

      They already do Facebook.

    • Lisa Maciuba

      Where are you getting your information ? Brenda didn't get a job to supplement for a bigger place and Chulo Ricky's parents weren't paying his bills....his mother isn't racist, she just told him he needed to stay away from Brenda because she was CRAZY.....I think this speaks for itself.

    • Lisa Maciuba

      You know this how ??

    • GUEST

      who the f keeps the murder weapon. really?

    • the guest

      Ricky Paniagua is just as crazy as all four involved and he's a coward. Kendra should never have been slumming it with a papi chulo who brought his mess into her life.

    • the guest

      Love how Ricky has defenders on blogs but he's a coward who hasn't even issued a statement of condolences to Kendra he got killed with his manipulation and using people. Keep defending a loser.

    • Ladysweetthang

      I understand but the obsession and the way she spoke of him in class is similar to imaginary. Who's to say she didn't imagine the seriousness of their relationship. Many women spend years in a relationship that isn't what they think it is. It may have been 2 years to her but he moved on extremely fast. The feelings weren't mutual and he may not have been as invested.

    • Ladysweetthang

      Stevie wonder and Ray Charles could see through Panunu and his crap. I agree dude used weak women. But it was up to them to either accept his crap or move on. Sad situation

    • FoxyDiva

      Stuntin for the gram...smh

    • the guest

      Ricky Paniagua don't have crazy eyes?

      He slick too. Notice everybody in his self serving mess is dead, locked up, facing life, and on the run from the law. But he's unscathed. Can't even issue a statement of condolences for the woman he was supposedly in love with and got killed over him. Any woman that gets involved with him after all this is a fool. He's a crazy maker.

    • the guest

      This is the funniest isht in the world.

    • the guest

      He acknowledges them living together. He was serious to introduce her to his family. He did propose. He stayed in touch after the break up and was paying her cell phone bill. She didn't imagine anything but she was being played. This man is an opportunist. He moved on fast because Kendra was an upgrade and opportunity.

    • GTFOHWTBS

      $500 for a possible life in prison or put to death.....just mind-boggling

    • Lisa Maciuba

      What are you basing your opinion on about him ?

    • Lisa Maciuba

      I'm not defending him at all....I don't like how he hasn't issued a statement but I'm sure he was with her family once they found out.

      I'm sure he also lawyered up and that's why it's quite in his camp.

    • Lisa Maciuba

      They all remind me of the Three Stooges....bunch of idiot goons.

    • Ladysweetthang

      Well if paying a bill, phone calls, a bs proposal and a half azz acknowledge living with someone is enough for you to think that's a relationship that's your choice. To me it's not. Actions speak louder than words and by his actions he ain't Shyt and she is crazy! crazy as Lorna for investing sooo much time talking about a dude whose eyes is every where else but with her. These are my observations and my assumptions alone. I happen to be happy where I'm at and don't give as much of a F about Panunu as you do. According to my personal observations you also seem a bit invested in this matter. So I'll leave you be and hope you and the rest of them find peace . I'm done.

    • the guest

      Crazy of this magnitude just doesn't happen all around a person without their being part of it. Kendra's only degree of separation from these people was her new boyfriend who was still in touch with and on friendly terms and texting with his ex who he knew was still in love with him so he was stringing her along because his ego liked the attention. Period. He didn't see his ex obsession with him as a threat. Where was his restraining order against Delgado? Where was the definitive line he drew with his ex? What grown man tells a woman my mom says you need help and I should stay away from you but then still keeps seeing the woman then breaks up with her but stays in touch while courting a new woman knowing the rivalry he's instigated. He's egotistical and emotionally irresponsible. Which part of he bears some responsibility for his girlfriend's murder don't you understand. He's not a victim. He owes the victim's family an apology for putting their loved one in harms way by his being selfish and passive aggressive. When do the excuses ever end for this guy?

    • Lisa Maciuba

      I actually thought the same thing. Kendra and I practiced yoga at the same studio and several of us "yogis" put some blame on him.

      There is something about him that seems shady and I do wonder why he hasn't made some type of statement but he may have lawyered up and been advised not to talk.

      Some people saw no harm in him keeping in contact with Crazy girl but if I were dating him and found out that he was still paying her cell phone and texting her, I would have thrown a MAJOR bitch fit.

    • Lisa Maciuba

      Did you know him ?
      I wondered if her "ring" was her lie to people.

    • Lisa Maciuba

      Let me know when you get online today !

    • Lisa Maciuba

      I wonder if the fourth person is still in jail.

    • the guest

      My goodness, please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your friend. Kendra practiced yoga, this makes this all even more heartbreaking. From her family, patients, friends, and even ex husband all speak of her as a kind beautiful and trusting soul. She worked hard and achieved her own dental practice. She didn't deserve the mess Ricky Paniagua was mired in. Even if his parents have lawyered him up he owes Kendra's life and memory a public statement. Not one word from him. His silence is arrogant. Under no circumstance should he have been communicating with Delgado if he meant to be serious with a new love. His family needs a reality check that he's no better and no different than Delgado and he wasn't worthy of Kendra. Namaste.

    • the guest

      Come on now, clearly we both know he is a lowlife and was feeding these women crap. But he spent two years leading someone on and still did after the break up. I found this story to be a testament of these times where people are more and more socially and emotionally irresponsible and costing people their lives! How many people killed this year alone behind people playing with and using people.

      The character Lorna has a psychological disorder where she imagined a relationship with a man that never existed. She went as far to break into his home to pretend. Brenda Delgado did not imagine her relationship, she did not break into his home she lived with him, she did not imagine an engagement. She's a cold blooded calculating murderess is what she is. But Ricky is no better.

    • the guest

      Several women knew Ricky and very well. Yes he did give Delgado a ring to keep her quiet.

    • the guest

      The same way everyone knew.

    • Lisa Maciuba

      I agree and I did think it was strange from the start that he never made a statement, even through a lawyer (if he has one).

      Yes, I do think he has some blame in this mess and I wonder if he is worried about everything coming out in trial that he was still leading crazy ex on.

    • Lisa Maciuba

      For real ??? Where else are there blogs on this guy ?

    • Lisa Maciuba

      Where are other blogs about him ? I've been searching but can't find anything and I'm nosey !

    • Ben Ricks

      There is always a dumb a$$ N-word that gets involved with this foolishness. His dumb a$$ is going to get blamed for the the entire crime, watch & see..

    • revelated

      There's a Thin Line Between Love And Hate.

    • RahRah

      sometimes there is no limit to one's stupidity. If stole food because she is hungry I would not have commented.