CRIME

Alleged Mastermind Of Texas Dentist's Murder Arrested In Mexico

Brenda Delgado, who was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, was detained in the city of Torreon.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican officials on Friday said they detained a woman on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list who is suspected of hiring assassins in the United States to kill her romantic rival.

The woman, Mexican citizen Brenda Delgado, is wanted for capital murder in the shooting death of a Dallas dentist who was dating Delgado's former boyfriend.

U.S. authorities thought Delgado fled the country after being interviewed about the murder last year.

Brenda Delgado, who is wanted for capital murder, has been arrested in Mexico.
Brenda Delgado, who is wanted for capital murder, has been arrested in Mexico.

Mexico's attorney general's office (PGR) said after the FBI's listing, they traced Delgado to the city of Torreon in Coahuila, a state which borders Texas.

She is suspected of hiring two accomplices to carry out the killing, recruiting one of them with the promise of a steady supply of drugs through her connections with a cartel.

Delgado was added to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list in April 2016.
Delgado was added to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list in April 2016.

The two have already been arrested.

Delgado will be detained at a Mexico City jail pending her extradition to the United States, PGR said in a statement. 

(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov and Anahi Rama; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Correction: A previous version of this article erroneously stated within a picture caption that Delgado was added to the Most Wanted list in 2015.

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