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Judge denies Bashara's attorney's request

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David Griem isn't going anywhere. That's the ruling from a Wayne County Judge.

Griem had requested to be taken off the Jane Bashara murder case. He's the lawyer for Jane's husband, Bob Bashara. The judge says Griem needs a better reason than the one he gave.

In court on Thursday, Bashara also told the judge he wants Griem off his case, saying he has become a little less effective than he had hoped for.

Prosecutors say it's all in an effort to delay Bashara's preliminary exam, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

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

Griem has already tried to have the preliminary exam delayed twice, but prosecutors turned down both requests citing concerns about witnesses.

For now, the preliminary exam will continue as scheduled. Bashara can hire another attorney, but Griem has to stay on the case until he does.

Prosecutors also want Griem held in contempt of court for sharing documents related to Bob's arrest with his mother - documents that were supposed to be under seal. They were recently discovered by Jane's sister at Bob Bashara's house.

Click on the video player to go inside the courtroom.

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