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Homeless help Santa Monica police catch TV chef in murder scheme

May 16, 2010 |  8:44 pm

Cruz187 Juan-Carlos Cruz, former host of “Calorie Commando,” was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of  solicitation to commit murder, Santa Monica police Sgt. Jay Trisler. told The Times.

Police said Cruz allegedly approached people on the streets a week earlier and asked them to kill someone for him. At least one of the homeless individuals contacted police and, with that assistance, investigators were able to learn details of the alleged solicitation, including how, where and when the target was to be killed, authorities said. Read more here: