Joe Gentz remains jailed in Jane Bashara murder

Published On: Mar 23 2012 05:27:42 PM EDT
Updated On: Mar 23 2012 05:31:33 PM EDT
Joseph Gentz mug
DETROIT -

As the investigation into the murder of Grosse Pointe Park mother Jane Bashara continues, the man at the center of it remains locked up.

Joe Gentz, the handyman who has allegedly confessed to killing Jane, has completed his competency exam.

His attorney, Susan Reed, said Gentz has had few visitors.

She said Gentz has said he’s worried about what’s next in the case.

“He’s locked up. Anyone in that situation, you know, would be a little anxious and I don’t see that as anything out of the norm,” Reed said.

Reed said she’s not sure when the results of Gentz’s competency exam would be revealed.

Nine weeks have passed since the 56-year-old woman was found dead.

Her body was found in the back of her SUV in a Detroit alley on Jan. 25. Her husband, Bob Bashara, had reported her missing the night before.

Jane Bashara chain link fence

Source says Gentz has told investigators he was forced to kill Jane Bashara under the order of her husband, and was promised cash and a used Cadillac for it.

Gentz is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Bob Bashara has not been charged.

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