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Lawyer: Bob Bashara on suicide watch

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GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -

Neighbors watched as Bob Bashara was arrested Monday outside his own Grosse Pointe Park property.  Since the beginning, he has been considered a person of interest in his wife's murder, but that's not why he's facing charges.  His attorney confirmed he is accused of soliciting the murder of a witness connected to that case, likely his former handyman Joe Gentz, who has already been charged for Jane Bashara's murder.

"It's pretty tough to perform a hit on somebody's who's under the custody that Joe Gentz presently finds himself," said David Griem, Bashara's attorney.

Click the video player to watch video reports from FOX 2's Al Allen and Taryn Asher.

Witnesses say Bashara was arrested moments after he pulled up to his property behind Dylan's Grill on Mack Avenue Monday evening.  Police searched and impounded his vehicle clearly marked with his vanity plate "BIGBOBB".  Bashara was also taken to the police department.  He met with Griem before he was transported to the Wayne County Jail where he'll await arraignment.

"He denies that anything illegal took place.  He was completely shocked.  He asked me what the charges were and he just shook his head and said, 'That's wrong.  That's wrong.  That's wrong,'" Griem said. He added Tuesday that his client was placed on suicide watch following the arrest.

It's been nearly six months since Jane Bashara was found strangled in her SUV in Detroit.  A few months later, Gentz was charged with Jane's murder.  He allegedly claimed Bashara hired him to kill his wife, and now Bashara is accused of trying to hire someone to kill a witness.

"His last comment to me was they said they were going to get me one way or another," said Griem.

Griem was very upset.  He said Bashara has been cooperating with authorities for months doing everything that they have asked him.  He said that he was going to be notified if his client was going to be arrested, but that this just came out of nowhere.

Griem does not believe a bond will be set and he expects his client to be charged by Wednesday.

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