She's behind bars for supposedly plotting with her boyfriend to kill his wife. Now the plot thickens. Michelle Gaiser has allegedly attempted to hire a sixth hit man. The first five were to kill her boyfriend's wife. This new murder-for-hire-plot that she's supposedly working on from jail is to kill the other person in this love triangle her one time boyfriend. He is prominent Houston attorney Jeffery Stern. "For over 2-years Jeffery Stern and Yvonne Stern and their two teenaged children have lived in fear," says Jeff Stern's attorney Paul Nugent.
Stern was standing with his wife at his side outside their Bellaire home during a news conference about this latest twist. It's the same wife Jeff and his mistress allegedly hired a hit man to kill. Now that mistress, Michelle Gaiser, is supposedly at it again. This time from behind bars Gaiser allegedly offered an inmate $20,000 to kill her ex-boyfriend. The inmate is in jail for bank robbery and would soon be out on bond. "We went to the jail and met with this inmate and were given a chilling note written by michelle gaiser where she lays out her plot to murder Jeff Stern," says Nugent .
Nugent says some of the note includes ways to kill Jeffery Stern including making his murder appear to be a robbery or making his body completely disappear, so his remains are never found. "They have a house in Aspen, Colorado. If you catch him there and he dies there the people will think the wife did the planning to kill him as revenge," the mistress allegedly says in the letter.
In February 2010 a hit man shot up the Stern's Bellaire home. Two months later Yvonne Stern was shot at through her front door but the hit man missed. One month later Misses Stern was shot in her stomach while getting into her SUV and she survived.
This latest letter supposedly written by the mistress talks about all the hits gone wrong as Gaiser allegedly tells the inmate the job to kill Jeff Stern has to be done right. "Obviously even a close range shot didn't get rid of the wife. So you have to shoot elsewhere to finish it or a knife in the neck, cut the carotid artery," Nugent reads from the letter. "She then draws a map of how to get to his house and how to get to his office. A handwriting expert has confirmed it is, in fact, Michelle Gaiser's handwriting," says Nugent.
Plus, according to Nugent, the FBI is investigating and supposedly got a confession from the mistress. So what does this mean for Gaiser? "It's going to hurt her credibility when she testifies and if she doesn't testify the case is over," says Fox 26 Legal Analyst Chris Tritico. Gaiser had struck a deal with prosecutors. She would testify that Jeff Stern plotted with her to kill his wife. In exchange she would get a lighter sentence ranging from just probation to a maximum of 25-years behind bars. The mistress supposedly boasted in this new letter about how she would never be suspected, she would get the minimum sentence and be out of jail by December 10, 2012. "We've been informed, in light of this new hit, that deal is off the table," explains Nugent.
"It hurts the state a lot. It really helps Jeff Stern in his defense. He's been saying all along 'I didn't do any of this. This woman did it'. Now you have that woman hiring someone to kill him," says Tritico.
Jeff Stern's solicitation of capital murder trial is set to begin July 27, 2012.
One hired hit man Nhut Nguyen has already been convicted and sentenced to 45-years in prison. Accused hit man Damian Flores' first trial ended in a hung jury. His second trial begins June 22, 2012. A court date has not been set yet for James Lowery who is also charged with solicitation of capital murder.
Gaiser hasn't been charged for this latest alleged hit. The Harris County District Attorney's office released a statement pointing out "an FBI investigation has not been verified" and also "defense attorneys are paid to advance their clients' legal interests". The FBI will not confirm or deny an investigation. Stern's friends and family are offering a $10,000 reward for more information on this latest hit and on who might be funding it.