Day-By-Day in Alleged Bashara Murder Plot
WDIV-TV's Kevin Dietz reports the key date in the alleged plot by Bob Bashara to hire a hit man to kill Joe Gentz was June 25, the day Gentz had a court hearing during which he was found competent to stand trial in the murder of Bashara's wife, Jane.
However, it also was revealed Gentz may cut a deal, possibly testifying against someone else. It was no secret Bob Bashara was under the microscope for his wife's death. He has been investigated for possibly playing a role in Jane's murder.
Sources told the Defenders Bashara stepped up his alleged deadly demand when he told the mystery man he wanted Gentz dead and he offered him a $24,000 retainer fee for the mystery man to find an inmate who would kill Gentz while he is behind bars. Bashara allegedly wanted to prevent Gentz from testifying against him.
Deadline Detroit was the first to report that Bashara offered $20,000 for the hit. Law enforcement sources said he later upped the fee to $24,000 and put down $2,000.