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March 13, 2003 | Andrew Blankstein and Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writers
After nine days of testimony, a Los Angeles judge is expected to decide today whether actor Robert Blake will stand trial on charges that he attempted to hire two Hollywood stuntmen to kill his wife, and then pulled the trigger himself. Superior Court Judge Lloyd M. Nash also will decide if Blake, 69, is eligible for bail. He has been in jail for 11 months. "It's an important issue," Nash said as testimony wrapped up Thursday. "I want to deal with it directly."
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March 12, 2003 | Jean Guccione and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Turning to the critical minutes after the crime, a detective testified Tuesday that actor Robert Blake asked a neighbor to call an ambulance for his dying wife, then returned to the restaurant where the couple had dined a few minutes earlier to find a doctor.
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March 1, 2003 | Andrew Blankstein and Megan Garvey, Times Staff Writers
Actor Robert Blake repeatedly asked a second stuntman to kill Bonny Lee Bakley, the man said Friday, testifying that Blake "was unable to even think about or do anything until his wife was taken care of." " 'Snuff ' was the word he used," said Ronald "Duffy" Hambleton on the third day of Blake's preliminary hearing on charges that he shot the 44-year-old Bakley to death in Studio City on May 4, 2001. Hambleton said that days before Bakley was killed, he met with the actor a third and final time.
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January 23, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Robert Blake's co-defendant sat silently Wednesday in an Irvine law office as his attorney repeatedly advised him against answering questions about the May 2001 slaying of the actor's wife. Earle Caldwell did not even put on a microphone for a videotaped deposition in a civil wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Bonny Lee Bakley's four children -- an early indication that he did not plan to respond verbally to any of the questions.
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October 4, 2002 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three months before her death, actor Robert Blake's wife was ordered by federal authorities to stop sending sexually explicit material to a convicted bank robber in a Pennsylvania prison, according to documents. The letter from a prison official was among the thousands of pages of personal documents seized by Los Angeles police after Bonny Lee Bakley was shot to death on May 4, 2001, near a Studio City restaurant.
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August 23, 2002 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors want a judge to limit the work done by an investigator for Robert Blake's defense team because they say he is telling potential witnesses that he does not believe the actor killed his wife. In court documents filed earlier this week, prosecutors say that William C. Jordan, whom they describe as a potential prosecution witness, may be overstepping his bounds.
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June 18, 2002 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the months before Robert Blake's wife was fatally shot, the actor's co-defendant searched for information about firearm silencers on the Internet and thumbed through a catalog of weapons books that included a professional's guide to preparing ambushes, according to prosecution documents filed Monday.
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April 23, 2002 | JEAN GUCCIONE and ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While plotting to kill his wife, actor Robert Blake directed his bodyguard to prepare a list of supplies, including two shovels, a crowbar, old rugs, duct tape and swimming pool acid, Los Angeles County prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint filed Monday.
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April 22, 2002 | Howard Rosenberg
Dead people talking ... and walking. Bad is one thing, but this week television gets really putrid. It starts tonight on ABC when George Anderson's chitchat with the dead includes Robert Blake's slain wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, and continues Sunday when Ted Danson--as James Van Praagh--talks and even runs away from the dead on CBS. You just have to be there when spooks pop from the ground at night and chase him through a forest. Anderson's special is "Contact: Talking to the Dead," the Van Praagh miniseries "Living With the Dead."
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April 21, 2002 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although actor Robert Blake has yet to be formally charged in court with murdering his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, the battle lines in the case are clearly in view. For Blake's defense lawyer, Harland W. Braun, the task is clear: Persuade potential jurors that Bakley was such a sleazy individual that hundreds of people had a motive to kill her, and consequently take the focus off his client. For prosecutors Patrick R. Dixon and Gregory A.
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