Police went to the home of actor Robert Blake
April 18, 2002 and CNN reported that they
were there to arrest him in the death of his wife,
who was gunned down outside a Los Angeles restaurant
a year ago. Blake is shown in this 1985 publicity
photograph from the television program "Hell
We had just finished watching "Survivor"
and I was heading in to check my e-mail when I got
a call. "Turn on CNN. They're getting ready
to arrest Robert Blake for the murder of
I can't say that I'm shocked or surpised. Although
I wouldn't be willing to say that he's guilty, it
doesn't look good. I read quite a bit about the
murder (how could you avoid it at the time?) and
none of his explanations ever seemed to really make
I've always liked Robert Blake's acting.
"Baretta" was an enjoyable series
and he's been in several very good movies. It's
too bad that this doesn't look to have a happy ending.