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The Doctor, the Dentist, and the Killer

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Posted By: StormCnter, 1/5/2020 6:53:58 AM

On an early June day, Brenda Delgado received a devastating email. It came from her ex-boyfriend Dr. Ricardo “Ricky” Paniagua. Brenda was 31, a student in the dental hygiene program at Sanford-Brown College, a for-profit institution in Dallas. She was petite, with eyes the color of almonds and a thick mane of auburn hair that fell to her shoulders. People who knew her described her as pretty and personable—“someone always easy to talk to,” one friend said. Ricky was 38, a California native and graduate of the prestigious Stanford medical school. He had come to Dallas in 2011 to complete his residency in dermatology

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Reply 1 - Posted by: George R. 1/5/2020 7:05:49 AM (No. 279172)
Who give's a Rat's behind? Re Comments above..Au Contraire!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: valinva 1/5/2020 7:16:53 AM (No. 279182)
Good Christian girl who attended Evangelical Church: Moved in with a man, got pregnant, had an abortion stalked and then hired someone to kill his new girlfriend.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DCGIRL 1/5/2020 7:41:43 AM (No. 279193)
#2, it sounded from the article that she and her family could be illegal.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: richcorey41 1/5/2020 8:28:37 AM (No. 279213)
life is too short. this article ain't.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jar 1/5/2020 8:39:34 AM (No. 279224)
Chilling.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/5/2020 8:54:34 AM (No. 279237)
It's a very long read, but, riveting every inch of the way. What a waste of a human life. There had to be some psycho problem locked up in Delgado's head that got unleashed. And that male killer-for-hire looks like he came from another planet.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: yottyhere 1/5/2020 9:15:45 AM (No. 279263)
Fascinating read from start to finish. Thanks for the heads up OP
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Reply 8 - Posted by: wakeupcall 1/5/2020 9:32:46 AM (No. 279283)
Satan always works extra hard on those who try to be good Christians. Satan's efforts will never cease for as long as a Christian lives in his efforts to turn a Christian away from God our Father and into the evil realm of lost souls as he brags to God our Father, see, I took another one of your followers away from you just as I said I would do to all who follow you. Eventually, says Satan, I will have all of them, except your very elect who will never turn from you, even in the end times when I will bring them up before me to worship me as their savior. Once Satan has a Christian hooked into his evil he turns his attention to another Christian seeking any who are weak in their faith of believing God our Fathers words. Lusts of the flesh is Satan's favorite way to catch us.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 1/5/2020 9:32:49 AM (No. 279284)
Well that was a waste of time. Where is Bill Curtis when you need him.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 1/5/2020 9:39:51 AM (No. 279290)
I just wasted 15 minutes on a dang stereotypical soap opera.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/5/2020 10:10:42 AM (No. 279314)
Gentle reminder that site etiquette is not to disparage the value of what's posted here. Those who don't enjoy an article are simply asked to move on. It's not easy to enjoy articles about horrible crimes; however, this one is well-written, meticulously detailed, and describes places near where I live. I walk the Katy Trail often and have never felt threatened. The thought that there could be a murderous stalker among pleasant young people I see there is hard to imagine. Sometimes darkness is where we least expect it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 1/5/2020 10:18:23 AM (No. 279322)
If a man wants you to abort his child, he does not love you and ill probably discard you at some point. Ricky is no hero.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Highlander 1/5/2020 10:18:41 AM (No. 279323)
I knew a guy with an obsessive ex-girlfriend. He called her a “psycho.” Seems to fit in this particular case.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird 1/5/2020 10:33:46 AM (No. 279339)
Re #11, with all respect, after nearly two decades here I have never heard that rule. The Replies are for reader comments on the posted articles. As I understand it, the rule is that posters not use Replies to disparage each other.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone 1/5/2020 10:40:23 AM (No. 279351)
The stereotypes are certainly included in this scenario from a jealous and jilted Mexican woman to a feral violent criminal Black murderer.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Pinkpanther 1/5/2020 11:40:42 AM (No. 279426)
A dreamer murdered an American citizen after she murdered her own child. I believe the act of her murdering her own child spurred this and it made it easier to kill again.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/5/2020 11:44:13 AM (No. 279432)
It is a scary world out there, filled with people who just cannot stand to see anyone dump them for their behavior than move on to somebody decent. I have watched enough reality television crime shows to know that evil exists everywhere, even in places we least expect it. #14 is correct. The top rule here on the wonderful site is this is a Salon, not a Saloon, and we do not attack each other. I try and live that rule on every site I go on. Echo chamber thinking where we cannot criticize any article posted is not welcome thinking. We are free thinkers and free speakers here. I too have been here since nearly the beginning of the site, and I cannot tell you all how much I appreciate the comments and thinking that occurs here.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/5/2020 11:50:01 AM (No. 279438)
Oddly enough, I enjoyed the well written article. This is a made for TV movie script! The story brings to mind a 1950s song - Young Love They say for every boy and girl, there's just one love in this whole word, and I-I-I-I -I-I- I've found mine. The heavenly touch of your embrace, tells me no one can take your place... (something, something) ever in my heart. (The dastardly dermatologist shares some of the blame here. He married, then dumped his wife, found a sweet Mexican girl, knocked her up, convinced her to have an abortion, dumped her, then found a girl dentist of equal social status. If the Mexican girl wanted to kill someone, she should have killed the dermatologist. He has probably moved on and gone through several other girls since the murder.)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/5/2020 12:44:05 PM (No. 279492)
Fairly typical scenario - Ricky was "slumming" with the lower-class Mexican girl, and after having his fun, decided to go upscale for a wife because he discovered his "MD" gave him access to a higher class of women. It happens all the time, and not just with socio-economic classes - Mormon boy/non Mormon girl (Travis Alexander/Jodie Arias), Catholic boy/non-Catholic girl, Jewish boy/gentile girl, and so on. It is rare when someone gets murdered, but it does happen when the dumped party figures out they've been discarded like a used tissue.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/5/2020 12:45:17 PM (No. 279496)
Excuse the second post, but I had another thought - Ricky has probably already found another "love of his life."
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Wendybird 1/5/2020 1:38:30 PM (No. 279565)
Play "Misty" for me. You never know what lurks behind the eyes of a pretty woman.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/5/2020 5:13:56 PM (No. 279738)
Having re-read my post, I'll try to be a bit more clear. L-Dotters have alwaus been encouraged to disagree, comment, and criticize articles based on their content. However, the site has also discouraged replies that criticized the value of an article being posted at all. Periodically in the past those would posted replies saying only that an article was not worth reading were reminded by staff that not every article appeals to every taste and encouraged to move on. My assumption about the reasoning behind this is that it's one thing to disagree with the author of article; it's another to implictly criticize the L-Dotter who went to the trouble of posting it. As a purely practical matter, if everyone posted a reply saying an article was boring every time one didn't interest them, the threads would be full of that not very helpful feedback. However, I could be misremembering the early days. I've only been here for 20 years, and there are at least two L-Dotters on this thread with longer track records than mine. Including, of course, the OP..
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Reply 23 - Posted by: YorkieMom 1/5/2020 10:49:18 PM (No. 279910)
Thank you for posting this OP. I always enjoy your posts and comments. This was worth reading in my opinion. Humans and relationships fascinate me. This kind of reminded me of The Lazarus Files. It’s about an ex girlfriend, a lady cop, who kills her ex’s wife. It was chilling.
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