Jeffrey Stern: Bellaire Attorney Indicted in Failed Murder-for-Hire Plot Against Wife

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Jeffrey Stern, accused in murder-for-hire plot
Over six months after the arrest of his mistress Michelle Gaiser, prominent Bellaire attorney Jeffrey Stern has been indicted on two counts of solicitation of capital murder in the attempts to take the life of his wife, Yvonne Stern.

Harris County prosecutors have requested bond of $500,000 on each of the two counts. If convicted, Stern would face five to 99 years in prison on each of the two counts.

Gaiser, 38, is facing one count of the same charge and remains behind bars, also with bail set at a half-million dollars. Barring a reset, her next trial date is in May.

The fifth arrest seems likely to be the last in a case that would almost be comical were it not for the fact that Yvonne Stern was seriously injured in one of the three attacks perpetrated upon her by waves of bumbling hit men.

In February of last year, a gunman opened fire on her home and failed to hit her. Two months later, a gunman knocked on the door and then fired through a window as she approached. Again she was unharmed. Three weeks later, she was shot in the stomach as she got in her car. She survived, and has filed for divorce, citing adultery. (Stern has confessed to an affair with Gaiser, his former employee, but has long denied involvement in the plots to kill Yvonne Stern.)

Accused co-conspirators Nhut Nguyen, James Lowery and Richard Gutierrez were arrested months ago.

Nguyen is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail and is charged with aggravated assault in connection with the doorway shooting.

Lowery, a 27-year-old former Montrose tattoo artist, is also still behind bars, charged with solicitation of capital murder.

For his part, Gutierrez is already serving 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to the same charge in November.

For Jeffrey Stern, this latest development is simply the latest and most serious in a career full of drama. If prosecutors have their way, it will also be his last.

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putot
putot

the wife needs support, but she needs also a wisdom and listen to her heart and logic and real family a sister a brother or parents, or a real friend not the husband or children

Jay
Jay

If everyone knew Jeffry the way his friends do there would be no news he did not do anything if he needs me to stand in court and say what a great guy he is call me if there is anything I can do to help a guy that as always helped his friends it is him

Pisces girl
Pisces girl

I wonder if she'd be so forgiving they were a financially struggling couple and not living the life of the rich and famous.

CR
CR

How did the 3rd Hitman get into the secure parking garage of the " hidden apartment ", and how did he know that is where wife Yvonne would be going to get into her car?  Gee, I wonder who told him?

Cadillacwoman99
Cadillacwoman99

Officer Bohannon - I don't know where you got your information from; but I think you should check your sources - this Jeff Stern does not have a brother.......

Cadillacwoman99
Cadillacwoman99

\Wow - really???  She was married to someone?   Who is Luis You and why haven't we heard anything about him.  Are you sure she was married?   Does she have any kids?   Why do you think it was a sham marriage?  Wierd how the media never mentioned this guy.

Officer Steve Bohannon
Officer Steve Bohannon

Jeffrey Stern besides being an attorney was envolved in x-rated club ventures around the Houston area and his brother was the disgraced booted ex-district attorney of Fort Bend County back in 1992 - removed from office resultant of crimes. It is a shame that his poor wife is blind folded by the marriage because Jeff Stern is really a very dangerous criminal and in spite of his title of attorney this man needs to be locked up behind bars forever. Truly sad for the family, but Jeffrey Stern is a serious criminal and from what can be learned he has spent a good portion of his life doing bad things here in Houston. 

AK
AK

Typical, an officer trying to speak with authority, and knowledge of nothing.

Sorrel
Sorrel

Check Gaiser's ex-husband Luis You to see if he had anything to do with this. Although that was a sham marriage, pretty damn sure he was involved in this also.

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