|Minor Character: Las Vegas|
|Portrayed By||Scott Alan Smith|
|First Appearance||Assume Nothing|
"Doesn't it piss you off... to put all of your hard work in the hands of twelve people... who are too stupid to get off jury duty."
Stuart Gardner, is a vigilante serial killer who targeted killers who escaped the justice system who first appeared in the season four premiere.
Stuart used to be a cop until he retired for unknown reasons. He then got a job as a court clerk for Judge Slater and oversaw his cases. At one point he witnessed the release of a pair of gang members who were killing blackjack dealers on their way home from work and taking their token envelopes. Because of a technicality, Judge Slater let them walk right out of the courtroom. A few weeks after the murders Stuart tracked them down and killed them.
After seven to eight months passed from the murders, Stuart witnessed another man get away with murder, Sam Braun, and went outside for a smoke. After this Jim Brass and Gil Grissom came to him looking for a warrant for the Klinefelds, which he regrettable told them would not happen. They asked why and he said Judge Slater wouldn't grant one based on their evidence so far.
After that he looked up the Klinefelds information and made plans to track them down. He called the undercover officers watching their house with a officer in distress call to 911 to distract them. He then emptied a soda bottle and put it on his gun as a makeshift silencer. He went in disguise in his old police officer's uniform with a badge he stole from Officer Fromansky. He entered the house with a fake search warrant and killed both of them with one shot each
All for Our Country
After the murders of the serial killer couple the CSIs started investigating. They eventually found Stuart's old uniform and Fromansky's badge. They initially think that Formansky is the shooter but is eventually cleared. Brass then remembers the gangbanger shooting Stuart did and connects the two.
After this they obtain a search warrant for the shoes of Stuart, Slater, and Slater's bailiff. They find Stuart's unique tread pattern thanks to his smoking habits and stomping cigarettes. After a few minutes in interrogation with Brass he confesses to the murders and states that even if they got the evidence, they would have walked on the murders based on prior experience.
Stuart targets killers who escaped the justice system, primarily those who did it in Judge Slater's courtroom. After they went free he would get their information from the files and go to their addresses. He would dress up in his old cop uniform, equip a makeshift silencer and kill his victims with one shot each.
- Two unnamed gang members (shot to death)
- The Klinefelds:
- Cameron Klinefeld (husband; shot once in the chest)
- Mandy Klinefeld (wife; shot once in the back)
- Note: It is likely that Stuart had more victims before these following people.
|CSI:Crime Scene Investigation|