Jury verdict Robert Blake killed his wife!  

redmustang91 57M  
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11/18/2005 1:34 pm

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Jury verdict Robert Blake killed his wife!

I thought it seemed obvious, but the criminal standard of prood was too high. Like OJ Simpson the civil jury had an easier time to reach a just result. Could n't agree more! It is not nice to kill ones spouse even if they are irritating. That is what divorce is for!

Civil Jury Says Blake Behind Wife's Murder By GREG RISLING, Associated Press Writer

Eight months after Robert Blake was acquitted at a criminal trial of murdering his wife, a civil jury decided Friday the tough-guy actor was behind the slaying, and ordered him to pay her children $30 million in damages.

The jury decided that Blake's handyman, Earle Caldwell, did not collaborate with Blake to kill Bonny Lee Bakley.

After eight days of deliberations, the jury determined by a vote of 10-2 that the former "Baretta" star "intentionally caused the death" of Bakley, who was gunned down in 2001 in the actor's car outside a restaurant where the couple had just dined.

Blake, dressed in a black suit and tie, looked down as the verdicts were read.

The plaintiffs had argued that Blake either killed Bakley himself or hired someone to do so. The jury was not asked to decide which theory it believed.

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