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Delgado Added to '10 Most Wanted Fugitives' List

Brenda Delgado was indicted for capital murder last fall in the death of Dr. Kendra Hatcher

A North Texas woman accused of orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot that left a Dallas dentist dead last year is now one of the most wanted people in the country.

Brenda Delgado, 33, was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" Wednesday and is shown in the No. 2 spot. A law enforcement source confirmed the addition to NBC 5 on Tuesday.

Delgado was indicted for capital murder last fall in the death of Dr. Kendra Hatcher, a 35-year-old dentist found dead in the parking garage of her apartment complex. 

Investigators believe Delgado, who allegedly dated Hatcher's boyfriend, planned Hatcher's murder and hired people to carry it out. Crystal Cortes and Kristopher Love are in prison for their involvement in Hatcher's murder.

"It is believed she was jealous because the victim was dating Delgado's ex-boyfriend and had recently been introduced to his parents," the FBI wrote on its wanted poster for Delgado.

Delgado, a Mexican citizen, has ties to Mexico and investigators believe she may be living there. A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for any information leading directly to Delgado's arrest. 

"Brenda Delgado was able to effectively manipulate everyone she involved in her calculated scheme," said Thomas M. Class Sr., special agent in charge of the FBI's Dallas Field Office, in a statement. "Although she didn’t pull the trigger herself, she is still responsible for the murder of Dr. Kendra Hatcher, and through international publicity and a significant reward offering, we intend to find her and to bring her to justice."

Delgado, born Brenda Berenice Delgado Reynaga, stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair, according to the FBI. She has a butterfly tattoo on the small of her back.

Anyone with information should not approach Delgado but should call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324). Tips can also be submitted online.

For possible sightings outside the U.S., contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The FBI Dallas Field Office can be reached at 972-559-5000.

Delgado is the second North Texan on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list. Yaser Abdel Said of Irving has been on the run since 2008, after being accused of murdering his two teenage daughters. He was added to the list in 2014.

Online: Wanted by the FBI - Brenda Delgado

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