Bob Bashara hires new attorney, Mark Kriger, before Tuesday hearing

Bob Bashara has preliminary hearing Tuesday for solicitation of murder charge


The Local 4 Defenders have learned Bob Bashara, who is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a preliminary examination for a solicitation of murder charge, hired a new attorney Monday.

Bashara's other attorney, David Griem, filed a motion late Monday hoping to delay the preliminary exam because Bashara's new attorney, Mark Kriger, is on a federal case. A judge scheduled the exam last week, saying it would be Tuesday.

Griem had asked to be removed as Bashara's attorney but was denied by the judge. Anlthough Kriger has been hired, Griem is not automatically off the case.

Bashara is accused of trying to have Joe Gentz, who faces murder charges in Bashara's wife Jane Bashara's death, killed while behind bars. Police say an undercover officer posed a hit man as Bashara told him what he wanted done to Gentz.

More: Audio tapes could be revealed in Bob Bashara's Tuesday hearing

The Local 4 Defenders will be in court Tuesday morning.

Grosse Pointe Park mother found dead in January

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

Sources say Gentz has told police he was forced to kill the Grosse Pointe Park mother under the order of her husband, Bob Bashara.

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

-- Mark Kriger

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