Bob Bashara returns to court for pretrial hearing Thursday

Court appearance comes one week after judge denies Bashara's request for laptop in prison

DETROIT – Bob Bashara will return to court on Thursday for a continuation of a pretrial hearing.

The Grosse Pointe Park man is charged with murder in his wife's 2012 death.

Complete coverage: Jane Bashara murder investigation

Jane Bashara's body was found Jan 24, 2012, in her Mercedes-Benz in a Detroit alley. Joe Gentz, a handyman for Bob, pleaded guilty to strangling her, but said he did so at her husband's behest.

Bob Bashara is already serving up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to hire someone to kill Gentz in jail. He's also facing murder charges in connection with his wife's death.