TV chef to face LA judge over alleged murder 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 17, 2010 8:33:42 AM PDT
A former television chef suspected of recruiting homeless men for a murder plot is set to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom.