Attorney Michael McCarthy added to Bob Bashara's defense team

Grosse Pointe Park man set to go to trial in October on murder charge in wife's death

By Mia Cuesta - Producer

DETROIT - Michael McCarthy is the latest attorney to be added to Bob Bashara's defense team.

McCarthy was appointed Tuesday morning by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Vonda Evans.

Bashara is set to go to trial in October on a first-degree murder charge in his wife's death.

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

Joseph Gentz, a handyman who worked for Bob Bashara, has pleaded guilty to killing her, but saying he did so at her husband's behest.

McCarthy's appointment comes after several attorneys have withdrawn from representing him.

His other attorney is Lillian Diallo.

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