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Griem denied motion to leave Bashara

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A 36th District Court judge has denied a motion by attorney David Griem to withdraw from representing Bob Bashara.

On Wednesday, David Griem filed an emergency motion notifying Detroit's 36th District Court he wished to withdraw as Bashara's attorney. In the paperwork, he cited a breakdown in the relationship with Bashara.

In the motion Griem wrote: "There has been an irreparable breakdown in the attorney/client relationship."

Bashara is currently behind bars on charges he attempted to hire a hit man to kill Joe Gentz, the handyman charged with the first degree murder of Bashara's wife. Gentz claims Bashara hired him to kill his wife.

Legal analyst Charlie Langton says if Griem wants off the case, he's going to have to give the judge a better reason than a relationship breakdown. Langton also says it's a "big deal" that Griem filed the motion just days before the preliminary exam.

It appears Langton was right. Judge Kenneth J. King said Griem didn't provide a compelling reason to withdraw. King also had concerns about pushing back the exam after prosecutors said a key witness in the case had health problems.

King went on to say: "You just can't come in and say, 'I quit.' It doesn't work like that."

Bob Bashara sat in court during today's hearing and he has indicated that he wants a new attorney.

For the now Griem remains Bashara's attorney.

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