CRIME

Legal Experts: New Charges In Bob Bashara Case A Gift To Prosecutors

07/08/2012 10:27 am ET | Updated Sep 07, 2012

Bob Bashara's alleged scheme to put a hit out on Joseph Gentz could be a huge evidentiary hammer for prosecutors trying to nail him for the January slaying of his wife, according to trial attorneys and other legal experts.

For more than five months, Bashara has been labeled a person of interest but was never charged in his wife's death. Legal experts say it's a difficult case marred by problems such as Gentz's reliability as a witness and the fact that articles of Jane Bashara's clothing were never analyzed for evidence.

But Bashara's arrest on a charge of attempting to have Gentz killed could be a legal game-changer in his wife's slaying, experts say.

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