Food Network’s Juan-Carlos Cruz Allegedly Wanted Homeless Men to Kill His Wife

Former Food Network host Juan-Carlos Cruz is in a whole heap of trouble after police say he tried to hire three Santa Monica homeless men to kill his wife. TMZ spoke with several of the intended homeless assassins, who say Cruz tried to pay them with hundred dollar bills that were torn in half. The men weren’t too happy with this arrangement and went to the police.

TMZ got a hold of text messages between Cruz and the men:

“Have already been burned with whole bills then no show thats why do it this way.”

He then texted: “Have 2nd party ready 2 take over if u dont want it r u in?”

Cruz will likely be arraigned later today.