Bob Bashara will go to trial; no plea deal in death


DETROIT – Bob Bashara will go to trial in October on first-degree murder.

During a pretrial hearing Wednesday, a judge set final dates for attorneys to have everything submitted before the Oct. 6 trial.

"There is no offer. We are taking this and going to trial on this particular matter," said Bashara defense attorney Lillian Diallo.

Bashara's wife, Jane, was found strangled on Jan. 25, 2012, inside her SUV that was parked in a Detroit alley, a few miles from the Grosse Pointe Park home. A handyman who worked for Bob Bashara, Joe Gentz, has pleaded guilty to killing her, but saying he did so at her husband's behest.

Bob Bashara is already in prison after being convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill Gentz.