Joe Gentz's preliminary hearing on murder charge adjourned for today

Handyman accused of killing Grosse Pointe Park mother in January

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:12:40 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 13 2012 10:20:53 AM EDT
Joe Gentz in court
DETROIT -

The man charged with murdering Grosse Pointe Park mother Jane Bashara won't be returning to court Monday for his preliminary hearing.

Joe Gentz’s attorney, Susan Reed, was granted an adjournment. A new hearing date wasn't immediately set.

Gentz is facing a first-degree murder charge.

Meanwhile, Jane’s husband, Bob, is charged with plotting to have Gentz killed.

Police investigators and prosecutors say Bashara tried to hire a hitman to kill Gentz in jail.

Bob Bashara in court July 24

--Bob Bashara

Grosse Pointe Park mother found dead in January

Jane Bashara chain link fence

Jane Bashara was found dead in the back of her SUV in a Detroit alley on Jan. 25. She had been reported missing the night before.

Sources say Joe Gentz was forced to kill the Grosse Pointe Park mother under the order of her husband.

Gentz is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Bob Bashara has not been charged.

READ: Bob Bashara opens up about Joe Gentz