Bashara thanks judge for recognizing anniversary of wife's death - Fox 2 News Headlines

Bashara thanks judge for recognizing death anniversary of his 'wonderful' wife

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

Friday marks the two-year anniversary of Jane Bashara's murder. Her husband has still not gone on trial, and the delays keep coming.

"I want to thank you very much for recognizing the second anniversary of my wife's passing," Bashara said in court Thursday to Judge Vonda Evans. He's charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jane, who was beaten and strangled at the couple's Grosse Pointe Park home in January 2012.

"And I just want to say that, um, please everyone - don't forget her. She was a wonderful gal," he continued.

Bashara is scheduled to go on trial in March but each court hearing presents new challenges and delays. On Thursday, an angry Judge Evans admonished the prosecution for seeking a search warrant last year from another judge when the case was before her.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to watch the report from Fox 2's Amy Lange

But prosecutors weren't the only ones in hot seat.

The judge is still trying to determine if she will replace the defense team from the legal defenders office. She has voiced concerns the office doesn't have enough resources for the case, which consists of 300 witnesses and more than 10 thousand documents.

"I'm just concerned that, maybe, at this point, the representation here, or the lack of resources, is going to not provide the defendant with the type of representation and council that he deserves," Judge Evans said.

Defense attorneys say they can handle it. Meanwhile, prosecutors are concerned a new defense team will mean major delays.

The judge indicated she has court approval to spend up to $200,000 of taxpayer money to bolster Bashara's defense team.

She will make her decision on February 18th.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Van Dyke Construction Scheduled Today

    Van Dyke Construction Scheduled Today

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:48:59 GMT
    A massive construction project is underway in Macomb County. If you travel on Van Dyke, you know how rough it is. Now, jackhammers are out there tearing up a two-and-a half mile stretch from 11 Mile to Chicago Rd. The road will be milled, then resurfaced with asphalt. New curbs will be installed. Nine intersections get new traffic signals. Sidewalks will be ramped to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Weather permitting, the project will be finished this summer.
    A massive construction project is underway in Macomb County. If you travel on Van Dyke, you know how rough it is. Now, jackhammers are out there tearing up a two-and-a half mile stretch from 11 Mile to Chicago Rd. The road will be milled, then resurfaced with asphalt. New curbs will be installed. Nine intersections get new traffic signals. Sidewalks will be ramped to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Weather permitting, the project will be finished this summer.
  • Chrysler Expanding Presence in China

    Chrysler Expanding Presence in China

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:32:50 GMT
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans this weekend to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers said they will expand their joint venture with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd., and increase the portfolio of Jeeps, which are currently imported to China. Production is expected to start in late 2015.
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans this weekend to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers said they will expand their joint venture with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd., and increase the portfolio of Jeeps, which are currently imported to China. Production is expected to start in late 2015.
  • Ford at the Beijing Auto Show

    Ford at the Beijing Auto Show

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:27:48 GMT
    Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this huge but cooling market. Total sales last year reached 17.9 million vehicles, but growth is expected to slow from 15.7 percent to as low as 8 percent, even as newcomers including Lincoln and Tesla enter the market.
    Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking to China's biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this huge but cooling market. Total sales last year reached 17.9 million vehicles, but growth is expected to slow from 15.7 percent to as low as 8 percent, even as newcomers including Lincoln and Tesla enter the market.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices