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Trial begins for Detroit-area businessman accused in wife's murder

DETROIT (Reuters) - A suburban Detroit businessman accused of hiring his handyman to kill his wife tried to point blame away from himself after her body was discovered, telling police she may have gone to a bad neighborhood to buy drugs, prosecutors told jurors on Tuesday. Robert Bashara, 56, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Jane, a marketing executive. Prosecutors say Bashara told handyman Joseph Gentz to carry out the killing. After Jane Bashara's body was found in the backseat of her Mercedes Benz SUV on Jan. 25, 2012, in Detroit, her husband blamed her death on urban street violence, prosecutors said. "He told police ... 'I don't want...

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