DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A Grosse Pointe Park businessman charged with trying to pay someone to kill the man accused in his wife’s strangulation death has made a brief court appearance.
A not guilty plea was entered Tuesday for Bob Bashara during his arraignment in Wayne County Circuit Court. An Aug. 17 scheduling conference was set.READ MORE: Jalen Rose Brings COVID Vaccine Clinic To Detroit Academy
Bashara is accused of trying to have a hit man kill jail inmate Joe Gentz — who is facing murder and conspiracy charges after reportedly telling police he was hired by Bashara to kill Jane Bashara, whose body was found in her Mercedes-Benz SUV parked in an alley at Pinewood and Annott in Detroit on Jan. 25.
Bashara has not been charged in his wife’s death but has been named as a person of interest. He has a new lawyer, Mark Kriger, who says he’s getting up to speed on the case.
“I don’t comment on pending cases. I don’t think it’s proper,” Krieger told reporters outside of the courtroom.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment In Your Future?
Kriger replaces attorney David Griem, who removed himself from the case after suffering what he called a “breakdown in communication” with Bashara.
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