Kristopher Love was convicted of the 2015 homicide of 35-year-old Dallas Pediatric Dentist Dr. Kendra Hatcher in a homicide for rent plot concocted by a jealous ex-girlfriend named Brenda Delgado and her good friend and confederate Crystal Cortes.
Whereas Love didn’t know Hatcher and had solely lately met Cortes and Delgado via a mutual good friend of Cortes’, in keeping with Cortes’ courtroom testimony, Love agreed to be a part of the plot to kill Delgado’s ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, Hatcher, for “medicine and cash.”
Cortes testified towards Love and Delgado as a part of a deal struck with prosecutors that will restrict her jail sentence to 35-years in trade for testifying towards her co-defendants, Dallas Fort Value CBS reported.
In response to Cortes’ testimony, Delgado “needed to eliminate Kendra Hatcher as a result of she was envious of her,” and whereas the three now convicted killers plotted collectively how greatest to homicide Hatcher and get away with it, solely Love was sentenced to dying for his function because the shooter within the homicide.
Cortes Testified That Love Obtained the Gun Used to Kill Hatcher & He Volunteered to Shoot the Dentist
In response to Cortes’ courtroom testimony, the group determined that capturing Hatcher could be the quickest solution to kill her, and after scoping out her job and the place she lived they determined to make their transfer at Hatcher’s house constructing. Cortes and Love went collectively to kill and rob the dentist.
Cortes stated that she agreed to be the shooter, however when it got here all the way down to it she remained the driving force of the getaway automobile as a result of she knew her method round Dallas higher than Love, so he stated he would shoot Hatcher since Cortes would make a greater getaway driver.
Love and Cortes waited within the borrowed automobile they have been driving for Hatcher to return house. Whereas they waited, Cortes instructed the courtroom Love was cleansing the gun and the bullets to verify there have been no fingerprints for police to search out.
In response to Cortes:
Miss Kendra is available in and she or he parks catty-corner to the place we park and Kristopher Love will get off the automobile via the driving force’s aspect within the again. And he exits the automobile and closes the automobile. And he approaches Kendra and I didn’t see him kill her however I heard the pictures fired and I backed out. After I backed out he bumped into the jeep with Kendra’s belongings — her purse and a Nikon digicam.
An post-mortem would present that Hatcher was shot within the high of the again of the pinnacle and the bullet got here out of her chin space, in keeping with courtroom paperwork. Gunpowder residue on each of her arms led investigators to imagine that she had each arms up and behind her head when she was shot.
Cortes testified that Delgado paid her $500 for her function within the homicide. She stated Delgado additionally gave Love money however she isn’t certain how a lot, and she or he purchased them $300 value of cocaine and $600 value of marijuana.
Love Is on Demise Row at an All Solitary Confinement Demise Row Unit of a Jail Known as Polunsky
Love was sentenced to dying on October 31, 2018, after the jury deliberated for 3 hours, in keeping with NBC Information.
He’s slated to die by deadly injection however in keeping with the Texas Division of Prison Justice, a date has not been set. Love started interesting the decision three months after his conviction in January 2019, in keeping with the Texas Courtroom of Prison Appeals. The method is ongoing.
Love is serving his time on dying row on the Allan B. Polunsky Unit close to Livingston, Texas.
In response to Solitary Watch, Polunsky is among the many most “brutal” locations within the U.S. to be on dying row as a result of these sentenced there dwell in solitary confinement with just about no human contact till they’re executed.
Mom Jones reported:
…the all-solitary Allan B. Polunsky Unit homes condemned Texans below a few of the nation’s harshest dying row situations. The prisoners are housed in single cells on 22-hour-a-day lockdown, and even throughout their day by day “recreation” hour, they’re confined in separate cages. With no entry to telephones, televisions, contact visits, they continue to be in primarily a concrete tomb till execution day—a stretch of no less than three years for the obligatory appeals, and much longer in the event that they choose to maintain preventing. Some have been identified to commit suicide or waive their appeals fairly than proceed dwelling below such situations.
Previous to his conviction for killing Hatcher, Love’s legal report consists of “12 arrests involving 6 violent offenses,” in keeping with the Texas Division of Prison Justice.
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