Bashara murder case preliminary hearing continues with mistress testimony
9:00 AM, Sep 12, 2013
6:27 PM, Sep 12, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Bob Bashara watched Janet Lehman as she testified today during his preliminary exam.
She told the court she met the Grosse Pointe Park man on a bondage dating website-- and that he liked to play the role of a slave master in his sexual relationships.
Defense attorneys say its not relevant, but prosecutors say their erotic life is evidence in the murder of Bob Bashara's wife Jane.
The reason - Jane Bashara was strangled—and Janet says Bob liked engage in breath play with her.
Janet says on top of engaging in breath play, she and Bashara spoke of plans for a future.
Prosecutors are trying to make the case that Bob Bashara killed his wife Jane so he could start a new life with Janet and his mistress of about 3 years - Rachel Gillett.
Both knew about the other.
But they would learn later that they didn't know things about Bob Bashara.
One big thing—he was living with his wife Jane Bashara – which is not the story the other women heard.
Now both women are wondering about other things Bob Bashara said.
For example: was a request he made in the hours after his wife's death innocent – or an effort to hide a motive for murder?
"He told me to contact Janet and tell her not to text or call him because with Jane still missing and the police investigating... until he hears something, he wanted to keep his phones clear, said Gillett.
has pleaded not guilty to the six charges he is facing including the murder of his wife.
The preliminary exam decides whether or not there is enough evidence for a trial. It will continue on Friday.