Joe Gentz to stand trial in August on murder charge in death of Grosse Pointe Park mother

Published On: Jul 09 2012 11:56:22 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 11 2012 06:51:21 PM EDT

The man who told police he was hired to kill Grosse Pointe Park mother Jane Bashara will go to trial on a murder charge.

DETROIT -

The man who told police he was hired to kill Grosse Pointe Park mother Jane Bashara will go to trial on a murder charge.

Joe Gentz was found competent, for a second time, Wednesday and an Aug. 13 trial date was set.

UNCUT: Joe Gentz found competent to stand trial

Gentz previously had been determined competent to stand trial by doctors at the state forensic center. His attorney, Susan Reed, had requested a second independent evaluation - which also deemed him competent and aware.

Gentz is charged with murder and conspiracy in the mother's death, whose body was found in her Mercedes-Benz in Detroit in January.

Gentz did odd jobs for the victim's husband, Bob Bashara. Bob Bashara is not charged in his wife's death, but does face charges that he tried to hire a hit man to kill Gentz in jail.


Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus