Joe Gentz

Asst. Wayne County Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey delivers her opening statement in the murder trial of Bob Bashara. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Prosecutor: Bob Bashara Was ‘The Puppet Master’ Who Arranged Wife’s Murder In Grosse Pointe Park

Prosecutors claim Bashara had his wife killed so he could live a new life with a woman who called him “Master Bob.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2014

Joe Gentz appears in court on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (credit: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

Joe Gentz Refuses To Testify In Bob Bashara Murder Trial, Could Lose Plea Deal

A metro Detroit handyman turned hitman says he will not testify.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2014

Bob Bashara is seen in court for a hearing in September, 2014. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Jury Seated In Bashara Murder Trial; Testimony Expected To Include ‘Sex Dungeon’ Details

Prosecutors claim Bashara had his wife killed so he could live a new life with a woman who called him “Master Bob.”

10/10/2014

Bob Bashara, charged with murdering his wife, appears in court on Sept. 24, 2014. (Credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Bob Bashara Heads To Trial In Wife’s Murder

Bob Bashara, who is charged with hiring a hit man to kill his wife in Grosse Pointe Park, will stand trial for murder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2014

Bob Bashara wipes his eyes as he listens to testimony about his wife's injuries. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Landlord Testifies Bashara Was ‘In Control’ Of Handyman Gentz

Testimony earlier in the day focused on the grisly details of Jane’s violent death by strangulation before her body was found inside her car abandoned in a Detroit alley Jan. 24, 2012, in a case that rocked tony Grosse Pointe.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2013

Bob Bashara is seen at a preliminary hearing (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ, File)

Bob Bashara Back In Court For Hearing In Wife’s Death

One of the metro Detroit area’s most notorious murder cases returns to the spotlight Monday when Bob Bashara appears before a judge in 36th District Court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2013

Bob Bashara appears in Detroit's 36th District Court via video feed. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Prosecutor: BDSM Lifestyle A Motive For Murder In Bashara Case

Lurid details about the secret life of a Grosse Pointe Park businessman may be used in the murder case against him.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2013

Joseph Gentz tries to withdraw his guilty plea in the death of Jane Bashara. (credit: Charlie Langton/WWJ)

Handyman Will Stick By Guilty Plea In Grosse Pointe Park Murder

Reprimanded by the judge, Joe Gentz swiftly changed his mind and was returned to prison.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

Joe Gentz appears in court for sentencing. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ).

Convicted Murderer, Joe Gentz, Expected To Ask Judge To Withdraw Plea

There is no known reason for Gentz’s change of plea and there is no guarantee that the judge will accept and order a trial in the case.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2013

Bob Bashara is arraigned on May 1, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ) File

Key Hearing Set For August In Bashara Murder Case

A key hearing has been rescheduled for a Grosse Pointe Park man accused of arranging his wife’s slaying.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2013

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