Wayne County Prosecutor's Office to make announcement in Jane Bashara murder case

Published On: Apr 16 2013 01:53:09 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 16 2013 06:41:04 PM EDT

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on Wednesday to make an announcement in the Bashara murder case. The press conference will be at 11 a.m.

DETROIT -

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office will hold a press conference Wednesday to make an announcement in the Jane Bashara murder case.

The press conference will be at 11 a.m.

Watch it live on ClickOnDetroit.com

Bashara, a Grosse Pointe Park mother of two, was found dead in the back of her SUV in a Detroit alley on Jan. 25, 2012.

She had been reported missing the night before.

Handyman says he was told to do it

A man named Joe Gentz who did odd jobs for Bob Bashara pleaded guilty to killing Jane -- but said it was all under the order of her husband.

He took a plea deal on a charge of second-degree murder and has been sentenced to 17-28 years in prison.

Bob Bashara has not been charged in connection with his wife's death, but he has been convicted of trying to have Gentz killed.

A hit man plot

Last June, police said Bob worked to hire a hit man to kill Gentz in jail.

Bob pleaded guilty to solicitation of murder in October and said he "foolishly and regrettably" had offered to pay a man to find someone to kill Gentz.

READ: Bob Bashara pleads guilty to solicitation of murder charge

Bashara was sentenced in December to a minimum of 80 months in prison and a maximum of 20 years.

He is jailed in Manistee.

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