Hearing postponed for accused shooter in dentist Kendra Hatcher’s death |
Slain Dallas dentist Kendra Hatcher, 35. (Provided by family)
A federal court hearing was postponed Tuesday for theman accused of killingdentist Kendra Hatcher in Uptown.
Kristopher Love, 31, was supposed to appear at 2 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Irma Ramirez. But his initial appearance was postponed because law enforcement wanted Mr. Love to stay in state custodyon the more serious charge of capital murder, said Kathy Colvin, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorneys office.
Authorities would have had to transfer Love from Dallas County Jail, where he has been held since his capital murder arrest Friday, to the http://hoytsghe.buzznet.com/photos/default/?id=68755182 federal courthouse on Commerce Street.
The U.S. attorneys office announced Monday that, in addition to capital murder in state court, Lovewould be charged witha federal charge of being a convicted felon inpossession of a gun.
Police say Brenda Delgado, 33,orchestrated Hatchers Sept. 2 slaying because she used to dateHatchers boyfriend and wasjealousof his new relationship.Hatchersboyfriend,dermatologist Ricardo Paniagua, had just brought herto San Francisco to meet his parents, police said.
Delgado is wanted on a capital murder charge and has been on the run since Friday.
Brenda Delgado, 33
Police say she hired Love to shoot Hatcher and Crystal Cortes, 23, to be his getaway driver. Cortes told police Love threatened her and her sons lives if she snitched, but she provided key information to authorities anyways.
Hatcher, 35, was shot dead shortly before 7:45 p.m. in the parking garage of her luxury apartment building in the 1700block of Cedar Springs Road.
Crystal Cortes, 23
Cortes, who was arrested two days after the murder, remains jailed on a $500,000 bond.Loves bond was set at $2.5 million.