Jury picked in Bashara trial starting this week

DETROIT (AP) - A jury has been selected in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with arranging his wife's murder in Grosse Pointe Park.

Wayne County Judge Vonda Evans told jurors last Thursday to return for opening statements Tuesday in the trial of Robert Bashara.

Bashara is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jane Bashara, who was strangled in 2012. A handyman who said he killed her on Bashara's orders is in prison for second-degree murder.

The 56-year-old Bashara is in prison, too, for trying to have handyman Joe Gentz killed in jail.

The jury likely will hear testimony about a sex dungeon. Prosecutors claim Bashara had his wife killed so he could live a new life with a woman who called him "Master Bob."

Published: Mon, Oct 13, 2014


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