Yvonne Stern stood by her husband, Jeffrey Stern, despite prosecutors' allegations that he was behind a plot to kill her. Proseuctors have now dropped all charges against Jeffrey Stern.
In one of the three attempts, Stern's wife, Yvonne, suffered a bullet wound to her stomach while sitting in a car.
Stern, 55, insisted he had no involvement in the murder tries. The attorney and his wife have reconciled in the aftermath of his affair, and Yvonne Stern has been supporting her husband throughout the case. She said they had become victims of a ‘fatal attraction’ situation.
In a statement from her attorney on Tuesday, Yvonne Stern expressed her relief that the case against her husband of 20 years has been dropped.
Jim Leitner, the Harris County first assistant district attorney, said the prosecutor's office had a duty to ‘not simply prosecute, but to seek justice.’
Last month, Stern's attorneys held a press conference to state that they had intercepted a letter allegedly written by Gaiser which proved that the 39-year-old woman attempted to hire a fellow inmate to kill him from behind bars in retaliation for turning on her, ABC News reported.
‘Jeff Stern, his wife Yvonne and their children are relieved and grateful that their two-year nightmare is over,’ he said.
Gasier and Stern were both accused of hiring hitmen on three separate occasions to kill the lawyer’s 54-year-old wife.