'Master Bob' ordered to trial in wife's death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT A suburban Detroit man charged with his wife's murder has been ordered to trial after days of unflattering testimony about his alternative lifestyle away from home.

Jane Bashara was severely attacked and strangled at her Grosse Pointe Park home last year. Robert Bashara is accused of arranging the killing so he could live a new life with another woman. He was known as "Master Bob," and had a sex dungeon in the basement of a bar.

Judge Kenneth King called the case "bizarre" after a weeklong hearing. He found probable cause Friday to send Bashara to trial on a first-degree murder charge. A handyman, Joe Gentz, is in prison after saying he was forced by Bashara to kill Jane Bashara.

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