Bob Bashara pleads not guilty to charges in wife's murder

Grosse Pointe Park mother Jane Bashara found dead in January 2012

Author: Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Published On: May 01 2013 04:06:54 PM EDT   Updated On: May 01 2013 06:01:16 PM EDT
Bob Bashara arraignment May 1
DETROIT -

Bob Bashara pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he's facing in connection with his wife's murder.

Bashara is facing a slew of charges, including first-degree murder, perjury, witness intimidation and conspiracy for the death of Jane.

During his arraignment, Bashara told the judge he was trying to raise funds to get an attorney. The judge told Bashara that if he didn't have one by his May 7 preliminary hearing, one would be appointed for him.

His bond was also remanded.

Jane Bashara's body was found in her Mercedes-Benz SUV that was left in a Detroit alley in January 2012.

Jane Bashara chain link fence

A handyman, Joseph Gentz, pleaded guilty to strangling her, saying he did so under orders from Bob Bashara.

Joe Gentz in court

Bashara is already in prison after being convicted for trying to hire a hit man to kill Gentz while Gentz was in the Wayne County jail.