DETROIT (WWJ) – Bob Bashara’s  murder solicitation trial will not be heard until late in the fall.

Wayne County Judge Bruce Morrow set the next court date for November 12 after it was determined that scheduling conflicts with defense attorney Mark Kriger could not allow for an earlier date.

Bashara, of Grosse Pointe Park, faces charges after police say he tried to arrange a hit on Joseph Gentz, who remains behind bars in the murder of his Bashara’s wife.

Bashara was dressed in a suit  instead of prison garb, speaking only to his attorney during Thursday’s brief hearing.

Kriger, who recently took Bashara on as a client, on Thursday maintained his position on holding court with the reporters. “I’m not going to comment on the case. It’s my policy,” he said.

Krieger’s policy contrasts sharply with that of Bashara’s former attorney, David Griem, known for his frequent and candid media interviews.

Gentz reportedly told police he was hired by Bob Bashara to kill Jane Bashara, whose body was found in her Mercedes-Benz SUV parked in a Detroit alley on Jan. 25.

Bob Bashara has not been charged in his wife’s death but has been named as a person of interest.

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