The FBI set up its Most Wanted Fugitives List back in 1950 but few women have appeared on it.
When Brenda Delgado, a Mexican national, was arrested last week in connection with the killing of a pediatric dentist in Dallas, she was just the ninth woman to ever appear on the list, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Delgado was captured in Mexico last week at a house in Torreón, in Coahuila state. The Dallas Morning News reported she is being at the Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City while she awaits extradition proceedings.
The FBI routinely offers rewards of around $100,000 for information leading to the capture of America’s most wanted fugitives.
Brenda Delgado was placed on the list in early April for allegedly plotted the death of a Dallas dentist who was dating her former boyfriend. Investigators said she escaped to Mexico after her accomplices killed her love rival.
She had been on the run for several months before being placed on the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List, according to reports.
Most killings are perpetrated by people who know their victims and investigators say the fatal shooting of dentist Kendra Hatcher at a parking garage in Dallas, was fueled by jealousy.
The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list is arguably the world’s most famous wanted list. Although it doesn’t rank those named in order of importance, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, headed up the list until his death in May 2011.
Other high profile figures on the list have included “El Chapo” the Mexican drug baron who headed up the Sinaloa Cartel, and escaped from jail until his capture this year.
Delgado won’t face the death penalty, according to reports. Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk said during a news conference at Dallas FBI headquarters before the fugitive was captured that she could not seek the death penalty if Delgado was caught in Mexico and extradited to the United States because Mexico is opposed to the death sentence.
However, Hawk said Delgado would likely face life in prison if she is convicted. A capital murder indictment stated Delgado and a drug cartel supplied Kristopher Ledell Love drugs and money in exchange for killing Hatcher.
If you have been charged with a serious offense like murder, it’s vital to hire an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney with a long track record in these types of cases.