The Only Woman on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List Has Been Apprehended

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Brenda Delgado plotted the death of Kendra Hatcher for months before paying two accomplices in cash and drugs from cartel sources to murder Hatcher in a Dallas parking garage on September 2. After being interviewed about the murder, Delgado fled to Mexico.


Delgado was only put on the FBI’s Most Wanted List two days before she was apprehended in Torreón on Friday. CNN reports:

Brenda Delgado orchestrated the murder-for-hire of a Dallas dentist who was dating her former boyfriend, authorities said.

After her accomplices killed the other woman on September 2, Delgado fled to Mexico, according to authorities...

The 33-year-old was indicted on capital murder charges after the accused accomplices waited for dentist Kendra Hatcher at a parking garage in Dallas, then shot her.

“Although she didn’t pull the trigger herself, she is still responsible for the murder,” said Thomas Class Sr. of the FBI’s Dallas division.


She is only the ninth woman to ever appear on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List since it was created in 1950. Not exactly the kind of representation women are seeking, but I was still pretty shocked at the low number. I guess there’s only ten people on there at a time.

Delgado was jealous of Hatcher’s relationship with her ex, and the catalyst for the alleged crime came when she heard they were planning a vacation together. Her co-conspirators have also been arrested, but an award of $100,000 was only attached to Delgado during the search. Authorities were allowed to extradite her from Mexico only after taking the death penalty off the table. Dallas litigators are seeking life prison.

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Is the lack of representation because society doesn’t view women as dangerous or is it more because women just don’t commit as many violent crimes that would get them on this list?

I would google it for myself, but I just finished a 12 page research paper so I’m taking a very long break from researching anything.