Holy moly, who is casting these fools on reality TV shows? The latest criminal to get busted is Juan-Carlos Cruz, a knife wielding celebrity chef , who cooked up a recipe for murder to kill his wife. Cruz, who unsuccessfully tried to hire several homeless guys to whack his wife, was busted last week on murder charges. Not only is this guy CRAZY, he’s cheap as hell also, offering the would be killers only $1000. This story could be a Stephen King novel.
Cruz, best known for his work on Food Network’s “Calorie Commando,” is accused of trying to hire three homeless people to kill his attorney wife, Jennifer Campbell. Poor girl, how creepy to be married to this guy.
The LA TIMES, says unnamed sources believe the celebrity chef’s emotional downward spiral was fueled by infertility problems and may have planned a murder-suicide pact. What? I bet there is some mistress waiting in the wings to sell her story, maybe Rachel Uchitel?
What’s even weirder, is Juan Carlos Cruz, gave the two homeless men he hired $100 dollar bills torn in half. They would only get the other half of the $100 dollar bills after they completed the job.
His television show canceled in 2006, once worked as a chef at Hotel Bel Air. Cruz, 48, pleaded not guilty and is being held in jail in lieu of $2 million bail. He is due in court again June 23, the Times said.
Sounds like Food Network needs to start doing background checks on their TV stars.