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  1. #481
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    Aug 2009
    CA always, FL now
    Bob Bashara Gets New Digs, Moves To Prison In Manistee

    The 55-year-old Grosse Pointe Park man had been at the state prison in Jackson, but is now at the Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee, about 50 miles southwest of Traverse City.


  2. #482
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    Aug 2009
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    Bob Bashara moves to new prison outside Traverse City

    Oaks is a level 4 prison, one level below maximum security. Bashara is now housed with almost 200 other male inmates.


    Make sure to read the comments!

  3. #483
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    Dec 2011
    Detroit Metro
    Unfortunately, it's not the worst place for him to do time. Kilpatrick was there for some time. Of course, he's so arrogant he will probably have issues with the other inmates, and for that I am glad.
    All posts from me are MY OPINION ONLY

  4. #484
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    Mar 2012
    Did you guys miss me?


    Bob Bashara moved to prison in Manistee to serve 80 month sentence

    Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2013

    Bob Bashara sits before Judge Bruce Morrow at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Bashara, who said he tried to arrange the killing of Joseph Gentz, a handyman charged with his wife's slaying, was sentenced to more than six years in prison Monday, the latest step in a strange saga in a comfortable Detroit suburb. The body of his wife, marketing executive Jane Bashara, was found strangled in her Mercedes-Benz in January 2011. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, David Coates)

    Read more: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/artic...7981112986.txt

  5. #485
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    Mar 2012
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Griem may still face more consequences

    Criminal defense lawyer David Griem’s $8,000 in fines levied by a Detroit judge for his contempt of court convictions was significant, but many believe the well-known veteran attorney hasn’t fully paid the price yet.

    Griem, in his representation of Bob Bashara, was fined recently for creating a subpoena for a fake case and passing discovery material to Bashara family members. His actions regarding the subpoena are particularly troubling, attorneys say.
    Several attorneys have said privately they expect someone will file a complaint against him with the Attorney Grievance Commission, which could refer it to the Attorney Discipline Board. The board do nothing or issue discipline from a reprimand to license revocation.
    Griem is a former assistant Macomb county prosecutor who over the years has handled many high-profile cases, including pre-arrest stage of the Stephen Grant case.

    He is known for having a media-friendly style, providing colorful, sometimes brash quotes in defense of his client.

    He often goes to the edge but this time may have gone over.

    posted by Jameson Cook at 6:37 AM

    Source: http://courthousedish.blogspot.com/2...sequences.html

  6. #486
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    Mar 2012
    Friday, December 21, 2012

    Judge uses soft touch

    Judge Vonda Evans used compliments and humor to keep Joe Gentz comfortable at his plea hearing Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit.
    “You look nice today,” she told Gentz when he first approached the bend, after the last time she saw him he was wearing a jail outfit.
    She asked him if he was “a little bit scared” due to the throng of media in the formal courtroom setting.
    “A little bit,” Gentz replied.
    She suggested he put on his eyeglasses, and when he took them off for a moment, she exclaimed, “Oh, you took them off.”
    “You look more handsome with them on,” she told him.
    Evans answered him several legally required questions, to which Gentz politely replied, “Yes, ma’am.”
    Evans’ soft touch seemed to work.

    posted by Jameson Cook at 2:55 PM

    Source: http://courthousedish.blogspot.com/2...oft-touch.html

  7. #487
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    Mar 2012
    New twist in Jane Bashara murder case

    Published On: Jan 23 2013 05:38:09 PM EST Updated On: Jan 23 2013 06:23:40 PM EST

    ---- VIDEO ----

    Tonight at 11 p.m. - One year after Jane Bashara's murder, The Defenders show you why this case is far from over!

    Source: http://www.clickondetroit.com/New-tw...0/-/index.html

  8. #488
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    Mar 2012
    Timeline of events in Jane Bashara case
    January 24, 2013

    • Jan. 24, 2012: Bob Bashara reports his wife, Jane Bashara, missing to the Grosse Pointe Park Department of Public Safety.

    • Jan. 25: Her body is found in her SUV in Detroit.

    • Jan. 27: Police call Bob Bashara a person of interest.

    • Jan. 31: Joseph Gentz walks into the Grosse Pointe Park Department of Public Safety and tells police he killed Jane Bashara at Bob Bashara's behest.

    • Feb. 3: Gentz is released from custody without being charged.

    • March 2: Gentz is arrested in connection with the killing.

    • March 5: Gentz is arraigned on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy.

    • June 25: Bashara is arrested and accused of attempting to have Gentz killed.

    • June 27: Bashara is arraigned on a charge of solicitation of murder.

    • July 11: Gentz has a competency hearing. A court-approved independent evaluation deems him competent to stand trial.

    • July 31: Wayne County Circuit Judge Bruce Morrow allows David Griem and fellow attorney Christina Utley to step down from representing Bashara. They turn the case over to Mark Kriger.

    • Oct. 11: Bashara pleads guilty to solicitation to murder Gentz.

    • Dec. 10: Bashara sentenced to 80 months to 20 years in prison.

    • Dec. 21: Gentz pleads guilty to second-degree murder and tells the court Bashara offered him money to kill his wife.

    Source: http://www.freep.com/article/20130124/news02/301240124

  9. #489
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    Jane Bashara killing: One year later, mystery still surrounds strangled woman's death

    January 24, 2013

    By Gina Damron
    Detroit Free Press Staff Writer

    Sex, lies and hit men.

    It sounds like the title of a fictional crime novel, but they are the sordid details surrounding a murder mystery that, for a year, has captivated metro Detroit.

    One year ago, Jane Bashara went missing.

    The Grosse Pointe Park mother of two turned up the next morning in an east-side Detroit alley, strangled in her luxury SUV. Within days, police called Bob Bashara a person of interest in his wife's slaying and handyman Joseph Gentz came forward to tell investigators he killed Jane Bashara at her husband's direction.

    Bob Bashara professed his innocence, but admitted he tried to hire a hit man to kill Gentz, who took a plea deal last month under the condition he testify in any future proceedings, prosecutors for Wayne County said.

    Legal experts say Gentz's guilty plea to second-degree murder opens the door for prosecutors to charge Bashara in his wife's death.

    "They have to have a case that they believe they can prove beyond a reasonable doubt," University of Michigan law professor David Moran said.

    The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is mum on any potential charges.

    "The investigation into the homicide of Jane Bashara is ongoing, so we are unable to comment on the information related to the case," spokeswoman Maria Miller said Wednesday.

    Bashara's attorney, Mark Kriger, said he only knows that the investigation is ongoing.

    Nowadays, Bashara spends his days in a Manistee prison, bunking with a 21-year-old home invader, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections.

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    Richard Krisciunas, a University of Detroit Mercy law professor and former high-ranking Wayne County prosecutor, said he suspects there will be some movement in the case by Tuesday -- the day Gentz is to be sentenced to 17-28 years in prison under the plea deal.

    It's likely the sentencing will be adjourned, Krisciunas said.

    Krisciunas said Gentz has built-in credibility because he turned himself in to police. "Gentz," he said, "is going to be the key witness."

    Read more at the Source:


  10. #490
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    Mar 2012
    1 year later, Bashara case 'open'

    Kathy Ryan Staff Writer

    January 24, 2013
    Grosse Pointe Park — A long-held sense of security in Grosse Pointe Park was shattered a year ago on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 25.

    The body of resident Jane Bashara was found in the backseat of her SUV, abandoned in an alley in Detroit. She had been strangled and beaten.

    Read more: http://www.grossepointenews.com/Arti...case-open.html

  11. #491
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    Mar 2012
    Joe Gentz sentencing delayed in Bashara murder

    Macomb Daily staff

    Posted: Thursday, 01/24/13 12:44 pm

    The sentencing of Joe Gentz, scheduled for Tuesday, has been adjourned to March 1 in Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, according to prosecutors.

    Gentz, 49, formerly of Macomb County, in December pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in last January’s slaying of Jane Bashara, 56, at her Grosse Pointe Park home, in exchange for a 17- to 28-year prison term and dismissal of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges. Gentz also agreed to testify against the victim’s husband, Bob Bashara, 55, who Gentz says hired and threatened him to kill Jane Bashara, a Mount Clemens native.


    Tuesday’s hearing was adjourned by Judge Vonda Evans, according to Wayne County prosecutors.

    Read more: http://www.macombdaily.com/article/2...bashara-murder

  12. #492
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    Mar 2012
    Sentencing in Bashara Homicide Re-Scheduled

    The handyman who pleaded guilty in the January 2012 strangulation death of Jane E. Bashara will be sentenced March 1 rather than Jan. 29 after the judge re-scheduled the hearing.

    By Sara Eaton Martin, the author
    2:31 pm

    Wayne Circuit Court Judge Vonda Evans continued the sentencing hearing for Joe Gentz originally scheduled to happen next week until early March, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

    Gentz, who pled guilty to second degree murder in the January 2012 strangulation death of Jane E. Bashara, will be sentenced March 1. He was originally scheduled to go before Evans Jan. 29.

    Wayne County Prosecutor's spokeswoman Maria Miller noted the change in the sentencing date in an email case update Thursday afternoon. According to the update, Evans notified Gentz's defense attorney as well as the prosecutors handling the case of the change in the hearing...

    Read more at the Source: http://grossepointe.patch.com/articl...e-re-scheduled

  13. #493
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    Jane Bashara murder: Sentencing of handyman killer Joseph Gentz delayed

    By Gus Burns | fburns@mlive.com
    on January 24, 2013 at 6:22 PM, updated January 24, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    DETROIT — The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced today that Joseph Gentz, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the strangling death of Grosse Pointe Park's Jane Bashara, will be sentenced March 26 at 9 a.m. before Wayne County Circuit Judge Vonda Evans.
    Gentz said he killed 56-year-old Jane Bashara on Jan. 25, 2012 because he was threatened and paid to do so by her husband, Bob Bashara.

    Prosecutors are recommending Gentz, who worked as a handyman for Bob Bashara, spend between 17 and 28 years in prison.

    Second-degree murder carries no minimum sentence...

    Read more at the Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/in...an_killer.html

  14. #494
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    Mar 2012
    January 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Hearing postponed for former handyman in Grosse Pointe woman's death

    By Charles E. Ramirez
    The Detroit News

    Detroit — A former handyman who says he strangled a Grosse Pointe woman to death last year because her husband paid him to kill her will have to wait a little longer to learn how long he'll be in prison.

    Read more from The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...RO01/301240457

  15. #495
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    Mar 2012
    One year after Jane Bashara's murder, husband maintains he was not involved as handyman claims

    Posted: 01/24/2013
    Last Updated: 27 minutes ago

    ---- TEXT & VIDEO (3:12) ----

    GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - One year after Jane Bashara was found strangled in her Mercedes, her husband Bob continues to maintain his innocence....

    More at the Source: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/one-yea...andyman-claims

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