Tattoo shop owner accused of murder for hire

October 25, 2010 8:11:39 AM PDT
A San Antonio businessman featured in television commercials for his optical and tattoo shops is accused of trying to hire someone to kill his wife of 32 years. Michael Yuchnitz was in the Bexar County Jail on Monday on a charge of solicitation of capital murder. Bail was set at $150,000. Electronic jail records had no listing for an attorney for the 57-year-old Yuchnitz.

Yuchnitz has denied trying to have someone kill his 55-year-old wife, Tina. She was not hurt and last week filed for divorce An affidavit says an informant contacted police Thursday.

Yuchnitz was arrested Saturday when he allegedly paid the informant $5,000 as half of the apparent fee.