Gentz testifies in Bashara's bid for new trial

Posted at 5:24 AM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 18:24:22-04

Convicted murderer Bob Bashara was back in court today.

His appearance is part of his motion for a new trial. Despite Bashara's presence, the spotlight was really be on handyman Joe Gentz.

During the hearing, Gentz decided he would testify in the trial.

Up until now, Gentz claimed Jane's husband, Bob, forced him to do it. He said he had killed Jane because he was threatened by and paid by Bob.

Then in the affidavit, he changed his story, saying police coerced him into framing Bashara.

On Tuesday, Judge Vonda Evans heard an emergency motion that was filed in the case.

If Gentz decides to change his testimony, he could face first degree murder and life in prison rather than the 28 years he's doing now.