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Old 09-15-2013, 08:53 AM
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Wow, never saw this coming! I hope we learn more about what happened to him as more information is discovered.


I didn't know he had another son besides the one mentioned in the news articles, Noah. Does anyone know if there a bio on this guy, or is he just known via media since his arrest? Who is he, where did he (and his family) come from?
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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Does anyone know if there a bio on this guy, or is he just known via media since his arrest? Who is he, where did he (and his family) come from?
Mike Yuchnitz was well-known fixture in San Antonio for many years, via his personal appearances in TV ads for his discount optical stores.

There had been at least a few articles over the years about him in the local press, prior to his arrest in the murder-for-hire charge. He got his optical background in the USAF, where he dispensed eyewear, and from which he was retired. He used to be much heavier, and had a more "conventional" appearance, kind of on the "nerdy" side, IIRC. He had some kind of surgery years ago (like liposuction or stomach stapling), to get rid of the excess weight.

I don't know of anyplace where there is a comprehensive bio posted, but I wouldn't be surprised to see one soon, given his recent death.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well, which is it?
Retired E-6. He and a friend of mine worked together, and actually started the business together (friend is a retired E-7). My friend and his wife worked their ASS off to make this a reality for them and their families but are "straight as arrow" types and once they learned of things that were being done that were not "kosher" decided to back completely out and let it go. They lost a LOT of money in the deal, but gained peace of mind and the ability to sleep with a clear conscience. My friend said teaching your kids right from wrong by setting the correct example was far better than making $$$. Our friends did the right thing in the early 90's, and have not had contact with this family since.

He and Tina had two sons, Justin and Noah.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:04 AM
 
Location: TX
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Natural causes, they say.
Cause of death for Michael Yuchnitz revealed - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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it looks like his ex-wife hired a better contractor than he did, if they made it look like natural causes.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Cardiomyopathy is compatible with "natural causes" and suddenly dropping in a parking lot.
From Cardiomyopathy: Complications - MayoClinic.com :
Cardiac arrest and sudden death. All forms of cardiomyopathy can lead to abnormal heart rhythms. Some of these heart rhythms are too slow to keep blood flowing through your heart effectively, and some are too fast to allow the heart to beat properly. In either case, these abnormal heart rhythms can result in fainting or, in some cases, sudden death if your heart stops beating.

Love him or hate him, no one can deny he was a true SA character, RIP.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Love him or hate him, no one can deny he was a true SA character, RIP.
Agreed.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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Son of Yuchnitz.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Must run in the family, there was stolen military property found at his brother Noah's tattoo parlor a little over a year ago...

Authorities: Stolen military equipment, drugs found at S.A. tattoo parlor | kens5.com San Antonio

Not sure if he was ever charged for involvement though. He was also knowledgeable of his father's alleged plan to have his mother killed...

Son reportedly shrugged at death plot - San Antonio Express-News

What a soap opera!
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Rags to riches, drugs to madness...
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