Reprimanded by the judge, Joe Gentz swiftly changed his mind and was returned to prison.
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.
A key hearing has been rescheduled for a Grosse Pointe Park man accused of arranging his wife’s slaying.
WWJ’s Charlie Langton says prosecutors are expected to announce murder charges against Jane’s husband.
Handyman Joseph Gentz has been sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison in the murder of Grosse Pointe Park mother and marketing executive Jane Bashara.
Bob Bashara, the businessman convicted of plotting to kill a handyman charged with his wife’s slaying, has been moved to a different prison.
Handyman Joseph Gentz has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of Grosse Pointe mother and marketing executive Jane Bashara.
After pleading guilty to soliciting the murder of the “handy man” accused of murdering his wife, Bob Bashara will reportedly begin his prison sentence isolated from other inmates.
A pre-trial hearing for Joseph Gentz, which was scheduled for Friday, has been postponed until Dec. 21.
Bob Bashara has been sentenced to 80 months to 20 years in prison for hiring a hit man to kill his former handyman.