David Everett Stevens now faces a 1st degree felony charge instead of a 2nd degree charge, and he'll now go to trial for criminal solicitation to commit capital murder. He was originally indicted for solicitation to commit murder.
Stevens had been out on 2.5 million dollars bond, awaiting his trial, but was arrested this week. And then, Judge Mark Price increased his bond to 10 million dollars after authorities say he violated terms of his original bond by contacting a witness. The alleged contact with the witness happened last month.
Stevens had a pre-trial hearing in the 89th District Court today. And, Judge Price says Stevens' trial remains set for October 1st.
Stevens is the former owner of Metro Photo. He was arrested in 2010 after police were tipped off by an informant, and say they arranged to tape his offer at a truck stop to pay around two-thousand dollars to the man to kill his wife's boyfriend.
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