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The evacuation scene at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice during the power outage The evacuation scene at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice during the power outage
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An evacuation has been ordered at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice after an apparent power outage in the building.

Fox 2 crews were inside the building covering a hearing for Bob Bashara, who is accused of having his wife Jane Bashara murdered.

The question before the court to ponder is whether there is enough evidence to try Bashara on first-degree murder charges.

Reporter Amy Lange and her crew were providing a live stream to our web site, myFOXdetroit.com and to the Fox 2 News app for smart phones.

They were told to pack up and leave, but to use the stairs in doing so as the elevators are not functioning.

This is the second evacuation ordered this week.  On Monday, the hall was shut down after a prisoner stabbed a Wayne County Sheriff's deputy and then escaped after carjacking a woman who was driving a minivan.

The fugitive was caught after being on the loose for several hours.

The event pushed the start of Bob Bashara's hearing on Monday back by four hours.  Today the hearing was interrupted as Bashara's former girlfriend was describing her relationship with him. 

So far Rachel Gillett has testified that she and Bob met through a web site alt.com.  She says she used to call him "Master Bob." She says he called her "Bella" for a period of time.

The power went out just as she was describing a sexual breathing game called "breath play" that involves placing one's hands around the others throat.

Gripping testimony considering that Jane Bashara was murdered by strangulation.

Play the video to hear her words and to see the power outage in the courtroom.

The Frank Murphy Hall of Justice is closed for the day.  Testimony in the Bashara case is expected to be resumed on Thursday.

Fox 2 has learned that several buildings in downtown and near downtown Detroit are without power.

Fox 2 is told that the Detroit's Power and Lighting Department is working to correct the issue. DTE Energy is also involved to resolve the situation.

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