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A photo of Bob Bashara and ex-girlfriend, Rachel Gillett. A photo of Bob Bashara and ex-girlfriend, Rachel Gillett.
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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Witnesses testify against Robert (Bob) Bashara Wednesday in court to determine if there's enough evidence to charge Bob for first-degree murder of his wife, Jane.

The key witnesses the judge heard from are Bob's daughter, Jessica Bashara, and his ex-girlfriend, Rachel Gillett.

Gillett testified she met Bob in 2008 on an alternative lifestyle web site, alt.com.

VIDEO: Fox 2's Amy Lange breaks down Rachel Gillett's testimony in court

Gillett began to describe the couple's sexual relationship when the lights suddenly went out inside the courtroom. Everyone inside the court, including Fox 2 crews, was told to pack up and leave, but to use the stairs in doing so as the elevators were not functioning.

VIDEO: Watch the video from the live stream as the power outage interrupts Gillett


This is the second time the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice was evacuated this week, the earlier time being after Abraham Pearson escaped from a holding cell.

We now know this power outage is part of a much larger outage across the city of Detroit.
Buildings reported to lose power include:

  • City-County Building
  • Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
  • McNamara Building
  • Wayne State University
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts
  • The People Mover


Read more about the power outage here.

Gillett is expected to take the stand again Thursday.

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