Bob Bashara booked into Michigan Department of Corrections after his sentencing yesterday for solicitation of murder.
Solicitation Of Murder
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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 …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
In a brief hearing early Thursday, attorneys and the judge handling Bob Bashara's solicitation of murder case set a November trial date and discussed procedural issues.
Bob Bashara, wearing a suit in Third Circuit Court early Thursday, continually wrote during his brief hearing--to the point the judge asked what he was doing. Bashara paused momentarily and answered the judge, saying he was making some notes for himself. That was essentially the only time he spoke, addressed the judge or looked at the judge. Bashara is charged wtih solicitation of murder. He is accused of paying someone to kill Joe Gentz, the man charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the strangulation death of Bashara's late wife, Jane Bashara. Gentz has told investigators that he was hired by Bashara to kill Jane Bashara. Bob Bashara was arrested five months after her body was found in Detroit on the …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Bob Bashara appeared in 36th District Court via video-conference Wednesday for his arraignment for soliciting someone to kill Joe Gentz. He will appear in court again July 24.
Joe Gentz may not have been the only target of Bob Bashara's attempt to contract to kill, according to information presented by Wayne County Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey Wednesday in 36th District Court. Bob Bashara entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment, where he appeared via video-conference for a single count of solicitation for murder against Joe Gentz--the man charged with first degree murder in Bashara's wife's death. Jane Bashara, who was strangled to death in January, would have turned 57 Friday. Lindsey argued for a $25 million cash-only bond before Magistrate Charles W. Anderson III, providing a litany of information about the case, including that Rachel Gillett and another unnamed witness may have also been …
Bob Bashara faces a single charge of solicitation of murder, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday in a press conference that drew dozens of media outlets to downtown Detroit.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that Bob Bashara will be arraigned in 36th District Court at 1 p.m. today on a single count of solicitation to murder Joe Gentz before Gentz's next competency hearing. Grosse Pointe Park police arrested Bashara Monday outside one of his properties on Mack Avenue in the Park and he has remained in the Wayne County Jail since. Worthy said during the investigation of Jane Bashara's homicide, investigators came to learn that Bashara wanted to have Gentz killed in the Wayne County Jail. He discussed as much with a person whom Worthy declined to identify but said was not a law enforcement official. Additionally, Bashara "made at least one payment" in exchange for the murder of Gentz, Worthy …