Bob Bashara faces judge as murder trial moves forward

(WXYZ) - A court hearing was held Monday for Robert Bashara, the Grosse Pointe man who is accused of murdering his wife.

A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Sept. 9.

Jane Bashara's body was found last year in her Mercedes-Benz, which was left in a Detroit alley a few miles from the couple's home in Grosse Pointe Park. Handyman Joseph Gentz pleaded guilty to strangling her, saying he did so under orders from her husband.

Robert Bashara is charged with first-degree murder.

Bashara already is serving up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to hire someone to kill Gentz while the handyman was in the county jail.

In May, Bashara was formally arraigned on a first degree murder charges connected to the death of his wife.


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