Police: Well-known SA tattoo shop owner solicited wife's murder

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by Nadia Ramdass / KENS 5

khou.com

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 2:25 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Mike Yuchnitz, the owner of My $39.99 Optical and Platinum Tattoos who is well known for his TV commercial appearances, was arrested Saturday and accused of solicitation to commit capital murder.

San Antonio police said Yuchnitz, 57, met a man Thursday and asked him to help arrange the murder of his 55-year-old wife, to whom he has been married for 32 years.

Yuchnitz met with the man again Saturday at his house in the 7000 block of Oak Ridge and paid the man $5,000 cash as a down payment, police said.

The man had contacted police after being approached by Yuchnitz on Thursday and told them that he had been solicited to arrange the murder.

Police did not say how or when the hit was intended to happen, but Yuchnitz's wife is safe.

Officers were executing a search warrant at Yuchnitz's house Saturday night.

Yuchnitz walked out of the police station and into the magistrate's office at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

 

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