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Bashara Sentencing Postponed Until Dec. 10

Grosse Pointe Park resident Bob Bashara faces possible life in prison after pleading guilty to solicitation of murder.

 

Bob Bashara's sentencing hearing has been postponed from Tuesday, Nov. 20 to Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m. 

On Oct. 11, Bashara, a Grosse Pointe Park resident, appeared before Judge Bruce U. Morrow in Wayne County Circuit Court on a charge that he hired a hitman to kill Joe Gentz. Bashara pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Bashara could be sentenced up to 135 months in jail for the crime.

During testimony in Bashara's preliminary exam in 36th District Court, witnesses portrayed Bashara as a man who sought out a hitman and was paranoid that his conversations were being recorded.

Over the course of three meetings with Steve Tibaudo, the owner of Steve's Furniture and Appliances on East Warren and Chalmers in Detroit, Bashara is alleged to set up the hit of Joe Gentz in the Wayne County Jail.

Gentz is the handyman who is accused of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Jane Bashara, Bob Bashara’s wife.  Joe Gentz's trial is set for Jan. 7 in Wayne Country Circuit Court.

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