Bashara murder trial on hold after defendant falls ill

DETROIT – Bob Bashara's trial on charges he arranged to have his wife killed was halted Wednesday morning when he became ill.

The Grosse Pointe Park man's attorneys told the court he was complaining of pain and had "doubled over."

Judge Vonda Evans said court will be in recess until Monday.

Bashara is charged with first-degree murder.

Special Section: Jane Bashara murder investigation

Jane Bashara was found strangled on Jan. 25, 2012 inside her SUV that was parked in a Detroit alley, a few miles from the family's Grosse Pointe Park home.

Joe Gentz, who worked as a handyman for Bob Bashara, 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.