Police: TV chef cooked up murder-for-hire plot

In this undated photo provided by the Santa Monica Police Department, Juan-Carlos Cruz is shown. Santa Monica police say Cruz, a television chef who once hosted a program on the Food Network, has been arrested for allegedly trying to solicit homeless people to commit a murder. (AP Photo/Santa Monica Police Department)

May 15, 2010 6:39:50 PM PDT
A former television chef and Food Network host is under arrest in an alleged murder-for-hire plot involving homeless people, Santa Monica police said.