Murder For Hire

Bob Bashara in court. (credit: WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Hearing Granted For Bob Bashara In Connection With 2014 Murder Conviction

The Grosse Pointe Park businessman who was sentenced to life in prison in the murder of his wife is asking for a new trial.

CBS Detroit–08/11/2015

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Ex-Prison Food Worker Accused Of Trying To Orchestrate Inmate Assault

Authorities say a former food service worker at a prison in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula tried to get an inmate to help orchestrate the assault of another inmate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

Bob Bashara is charged with ordering the murder of his wife, Jane, in 2012. (credit: Marie Osborne/WWJ)

Bashara Trial: GPP Police Captain Admits To Making Mistake, Defense Rests Case

Bob Bashara is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy and solicitation of murder in the 2012 death of his wife, Jane.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2014

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Michigan Prison Worker Suspected Of Seeking Hit On Inmate

The prison food service worker allegedly approached an inmate about arranging to have another inmate killed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2014

Charles Tringali (Booking photo)

Husband Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Plot Of Wife Of 27 Years

Police say they got a tip that Charles Tringali wanted his wife killed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013

Julia Merfeld (Booking Photo)

Woman Sentenced For Trying To Have Husband Killed

A 21-year-old Muskegon woman will spend up to 20 years in prison after she was caught on camera trying to hire a hit man.


Julia Merfeld (Booking Photo)

Woman Says Killing Husband Would Be Easier Than Divorce

A west Michigan woman wanted to end her marriage in what she thought would be a quick and painless manner — by hiring a hit man — but the wannabe widow had an unexpected glitch in her plans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2013

Charles Tringali (Booking photo)

No-Contest Plea By Husband In Murder Plot Case

A 68-year-old man accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife of 27 years has pleaded no-contest to a charge of solicitation to murder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2013

Bob Bashara (Michigan Department of Corrections)

Bob Bashara Gets New Digs, Moves To Prison In Manistee

Bob Bashara, the businessman convicted of plotting to kill a handyman charged with his wife’s slaying, has been moved to a different prison.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/09/2013

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Joe Gentz Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Jane Bashara

Handyman Joseph Gentz has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of Grosse Pointe mother and marketing executive Jane Bashara.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2012