Blake Acquitted In Murder Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The jury foreman in Robert Blake's murder trial says prosecutors couldn't prove the actor shot and killed his wife.

Thomas Nicholson told reporters that prosecutors "couldn't put the gun" in Blake's hand.

Jurors also acquitted Blake of one charge that he solicited murder. Prosecutors had alleged Blake asked stuntman Gary McLarty to murder Bakley.

But the jury foreman says McLarty's testimony on the witness stand was "so disjointed and so irregular" in what he was trying to say, it had "no bearing."

The jury of seven men and five women delivered the verdicts on its ninth day of deliberations.


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