US actor Robert Blake

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000538" title="Robert Blake" href="/topic/entertainment/robert-blake-PECLB000538.topic">Robert Blake</a>, actor best known as the star of the 1970s detective drama “Baretta”<br>
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<b>Trial:</b> Los Angeles.<br>
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<b>Charge:</b>  Shooting death of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley in their car outside the actor’s favorite Italian restaurant in May  2001, less than six months after their marriage.<br>
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<b>Acquitted:</b>  March 2005 after the jury deliberated for about 35 hours over nine days.

( Nick Ut, AFP/Getty Images / March 16, 2005 )

Robert Blake, actor best known as the star of the 1970s detective drama “Baretta”

Trial: Los Angeles.

Charge: Shooting death of his wife Bonny Lee Bakley in their car outside the actor’s favorite Italian restaurant in May 2001, less than six months after their marriage.

Acquitted: March 2005 after the jury deliberated for about 35 hours over nine days.

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