- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A handyman imprisoned for the slaying of a suburban Detroit woman described in court how her husband pulled a gun and threatened him if he didn’t kill her.

Joe Gentz testified Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court that he broke Jane Bashara’s neck in the garage of the couple’s Grosse Pointe Park home. He said Bob Bashara had promised to give him cash and a Cadillac.

Prosecutors have said Bob Bashara coerced Gentz into strangling Jane Bashara.

Gentz is in prison for second-degree murder. The 57-year-old Bob Bashara was sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of his wife.

Thursday’s hearing is to determine if Bashara gets a new trial. The hearing is to continue May 10.

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