Joseph Gentz, who is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the death of Jane Bashara, has a pretrial hearing scheduled in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
A pretrial hearing for Joseph Gentz, accused of killing Jane Bashara, was postponed until Dec. 21 by Wayne Circuit Judge Vonda Evans on Friday.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Bob Bashara booked into Michigan Department of Corrections after his sentencing yesterday for solicitation of murder.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Bob Bashara will serve 80 - 240 months for solicitation of murder of Joe Gentz, the handyman charged with Jane Bashara's murder.
Grosse Pointe Park resident Bob Bashara was sentenced this morning on a charge that he hired a hitman to kill Joe Gentz, the handyman charged with killing Bashara's wife last January. Today, Bashara was sentenced to serve 80 to 240 months in prison for the crime. The Detroit Free Press reported that Bashara said in court, "I am truly and humbly sorry for my actions. I apologize to this court. I apologize to Mr. Gentz. I apologize to my family and friends." According to the Detroit News, Bashara told Wayne County Circuit Judge Bruce U. Morrow, "I understand I must pay for what I have done. I absolutely stand before you and my family and the world, to take responsibility for my actions. I can't tell you how ashamed I am of what I did and …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Griem must pay $8,000 in fines in 90 days to opposing attorneys and the court.
Bob Bashara's former attorney, David Griem, was sentenced on civil contempt charges on Monday, Nov. 26 before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. The charges stemmed from accusations that Griem had shared privileged information with Bashara's family and had issued unauthorized subpoenas regarding Joe Gentz. Griem must pay the prosecution $2,000 as well as Susan Reed, the defense attorney for Joseph Gentz, $2,000 and the court $4,000 in fines by February 26, 2013, according to a release by the Wayne County Prosecutor's office. During an Oct. 12 hearing, Griem pleaded responsibility for issuing a subpoena on a non-existent case to obtain records for Joseph Gentz and for giving discovery materials in Bob Bashara's case to a …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Joe Gentz, accused of conspiracy and the murder of Jane Bashara, pleaded not guilty in Wayne County Third Circuit Court on Tuesday
The trial of Joe Gentz, the handyman charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the strangulation death of Grosse Pointe Park resident Jane Bashara, is set for January 7, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. The trial is scheduled nearly a year after Jane Bashara was found strangled in her SUV in Detroit last January. Gentz was arraigned on the charges of murder and conspiracy in Wayne County Third Circuit Court on Tuesday morning. According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, Gentz entered a not guilty plea. If convicted, Gentz is facing up to life in prison on both of the charges. Gentz has reportedly told investigators that he was paid to kill Jane Bashara by her husband Bob Bashara. Last…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Accused of sharing evidence with Bashara's family and for issuing unauthorized subpoenas, attorney David Griem will be sentenced for civil contempt on Nov. 26.
Bob Bashara's former attorney, David Griem, was in court Friday on charges of criminal contempt of court that stemmed from accusations that Griem had shared privileged information with Bashara's family and had issued unauthorized subpoenas regarding Joe Gentz. During the hearing before 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King, Griem admitted responsibility for both petitions for contempt and apologized, reported Maria Miller, Wayne County Prosecutor's Office spokesperson. In an article by the Detroit Free Press, Griem was reported to have said, "Your honor, as someone who has been an attorney for over 35 years and takes his obligations as an attorney serious, I'm particularly embarrassed to be in this situation..." Judge King accepted the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Local residents show no surprise at Bob Bashara's guilty plea and hope case is handled with care.
All is quiet Thursday afternoon in front of Bob Bashara's house in Grosse Pointe Park just hours after he pleaded guilty to attempting to hire a hitman to kill Joe Gentz, the man accused of killing Bashara's wife Jane earlier this year. Purple bows tied around trees in front of the tidy brick home are likely in memorial of Jane Bashara, who was found strangled in her SUV in January. Thursday, two media outlets park on the street near the home and when neighbors see the return of cameras and microphones, they turn around and close their doors. They've surely tired of the media circus that has disrupted their quiet street in the secluded Windmill Pointe area. On the street in the Village, passersby in Caribou Coffee and Trader Joe's are more…
Bob Bashara, the Grosse Pointe Park resident, has pleaded guilty to a charge of solicitation of murder. He now faces up to life in prison.
Bob Bashara has pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder in Wayne Circuit Court. Bashara, a Grosse Pointe Park resident, appeared before Judge Bruce U. Morrow in Wayne County Circuit Court on Thursday for a pre-trial hearing on a charge that he hired a hitman to kill Joe Gentz. Bashara, dressed in a suit, read a statement to the court admitting to the crime. His attorney Mark Kriger, said his client read the following statement, "In June of 2012 I foolishly and regrettably offered to pay Steve Tibaudo to find someone to kill Joseph Gentz." Basahara will return to court Nov. 20 at 8:30 a.m. for sentencing. 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 …