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Ex-Food Network Chef Juan-Carlos Cruz Accepts Plea Bargain

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Remember that crazy bizarre story about ex-Food Network host Juan-Carlos Cruz and his purported plan to hire a homeless person in Santa Monica to kill his wife? Cruz has been in jail since May and was scheduled to attend a hearing this morning on his attempted murder charges, and TMZ provided an update: Apparently Cruz has accepted a plea bargain. He'll plead guilty to solicitation of murder and spend nine years in jail.

· Former Food Network Host To Cop a Plea [TMZ]
· Juan-Carlos Cruz, Ex-Food Network Chef, Cooks Up Murder-for-Hire Plot [-E-]
· All Chef Crime Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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