Prosecutors fight to keep Bob Bashara's bond at $15M saying he's losing the support of his family

DETROIT (WXYZ) - "Increasingly erratic" is how prosecutors describe Bob Bashara as they try to convince a judge that the Grosse Pointe Park businessman's $15 million bond should not be reduced.

In court documents obtained by 7 Action News, prosecutors say Bashara now has little support from his family evidenced by recorded conversations from the jail where Bashara is being held.

During a conversation in early July, prosecutors say Nancy Bashara told her son, "I'm through".

Moments later, prosecutors say Bob Bashara's sister said, "You lost us, Bob. There is nobody to blame but yourself".

The court documents also detail some of a conversation Bob Bashara reportedly had with his son in which Bashara seems to have accepted the possibility of a conviction in the hitman case.

Bashara asked his son to support his move for "leniency" as he may try to get "some sort of probation thing", according to the documents.

Bashara is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Joe Gentz.

Gentz was charged with murdering Jane Bashara after he confessed to strangling her, but Gentz claims Bob Bashara was the mastermind behind his wife's killing.

Mark Kriger, Bashara's defense attorney, is hoping Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Morrow will lower his client's bond as he awaits trial on a charge of Solicitation to Commit Murder.

While Bob Bashara has not been charged with his wife's murder, prosecutors say he wanted Gentz dead so that he could not testify against him in any future proceedings.

The bond hearing for Bashara is set for Thursday morning.

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