Klutzy hit man found guilty


Nhut Nguyen and his target, Yvonne Stern

A Houston jury found a Vietnamese immigrant guilty Tuesday of aggravated assault in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

There were three attempts on the life of Yvonne Stem of the Houston suburb of Bellaire, The Houston Chronicle reported…

Prosecutor Kari Allen, in closing arguments, called Nhut Nguyen’s contention he was not trying to kill Stern “hogwash,” the newspaper said.

“The gun was jammed,” Allen said, showing jurors a picture of the 9mm semi-automatic pistol police found near Stern’s home, a round still lodged in the slide. “That’s why Mr. Nguyen did not kill Mrs. Stern.”

…The Chronicle said the first round went through the glass front door of the Stern home as Stern and her teenage son went to answer the doorbell on April 15,2010. The gun jammed after Nguyen tried to fire off another round, officials said…

Yvonne Stern’s husband Jeffrey remains charged with two counts of solicitation of capital murder. Michelle Gaiser, with whom Jeffrey Stern was having an affair, also is charged with trying to hire hit men to kill Yvonne Stern.

Yvonne Stern was shot in the abdomen in the third attempt on her life… After that, she filed for divorce, but the couple has since reconciled and she has appeared with Jeffrey Stern at his court dates.

Why – oh why – has this woman reconciled and moved back in the with the crud who tried to have her killed?

I understand “love is blind”. That has nothing to do with “love can be self-destructive and stupid!”

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