The attorney for Bob Bashara is trying to quit the case.
Fox 2 has confirmed that David Griem has filed an emergency motion notifying Detroit's 36th District Court he wishes to withdraw as Bashara's attorney.
Bashara is currently behind bars on charges he attempted to hire a hit man to kill Joe Gentz. Gentz is the handyman charged with the first degree murder of Bashara's wife. Gentz claims Bashara hired him to kill his wife.
Fox 2 has obtained the emergency motion. In it, Griem says "Suffice it to say there has been a breakdown in that relationship; a result of which required us to file a motion to withdraw as counsel to Mr. Bashara."
He also says that he will not comment any further at this time and that he hopes for two things: that the killer(s) of Jane Bashara is found and fully prosecuted under the law and that the Bashara and Ellerbrecht families find some measure of peace as they continue to heal from the pain that has consumed their lives.
A hearing on Griem's request is scheduled for Thursday at 8:30am.
Look for a live report on Fox 2 News at 5.