Blake Murder Case In Tatters As Defence Attorney Quits

ROBERT BLAKE's murder trial has been thrown into chaos this week (ends6FEB04) - after his defence attorney THOMAS MESEREAU quit unexpectedly.

Judge DARLENE SCHEMPP was forced to release Mesereau from his duties after discovering he and the former BARETTA star - who is accused of murdering wife BONNIE LEE BAKELY in 2001 - had irreconcilable differences between them.

She told LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT: "I had a very lengthy discussion with Tom Mesereau and Robert Blake. There are irreconcilable differences between Mr Blake and Mr Mesereau and I have agreed to release Mr Mesereau."

Mesereau is the third defence attorney to leave Blake's case - he replaced HARLAND BRAUN who also found working with Blake to be impossible.

And the impact of his departure on the trial is certain to be profound. It is expected that the case will be halted for several weeks while his replacement tries to digest the huge amount of paperwork pertaining to the trial.

And prosecutor Deputy District Attorney SHELLY SAMUELS was keen to discover how much time will be given to the new addition to Blake's legal team.

Judge Schempp promised: "I will keep someone on the shortest leash I possibly can."

Blake must return to the courthouse on 23 February (04) to present his new attorney to the Judge. Mesereau has refused to give a detailed account of the problems between him and Mr Blake.

06/02/2004 09:05

Contactmusic

Tags: Robert Blake

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Prince Just Released Two Albums In One Day, What Are You Doing With Your LIfe?

Any Prince fans out there? The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly...

Prince Just Released Two Albums In One Day, What Are You Doing With Your LIfe?

Lionsgate Will Reboot The Twilight Saga With Five Short Films By Aspiring Female Filmmakers

The Twilight Saga is set to return with five short films this year. No, no, no...

Lionsgate Will Reboot The Twilight Saga With Five Short Films By Aspiring Female Filmmakers

Joaquin Phoenix Is Joined By A First-Rate Cast In Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' [Trailer + Pictures]

Joaquin Phoenix once again demonstrates his extraordinary versatility as a...

Joaquin Phoenix Is Joined By A First-Rate Cast In Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' [Trailer + Pictures]

The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers Album Review

"I never met the old ones" goes the (pretty rubbish) joke that references the The New Pornographers...

The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers Album Review

Liam Neeson Is On The Lamb In "Taken 3" [Trailer + Pictures]

Liam Neeson is back doing what he does best – kicking a** and taking names – in...

Liam Neeson Is On The Lamb In

Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge Album Review

'Carry On The Grudge' is the long awaited third studio album from Jamie T and marks a more downbeat sound...

Jamie T - Carry On The Grudge Album Review

Nickelback - Edge Of A Revolution Video

Nickleback have release a music video for their August 2014 single, ‘Edge of a Revolution’. The single appears as the...

Nickelback - Edge Of A Revolution Video

Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

Known as one of music’s great divas herself, Aretha Franklin’s newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva...

Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

Five Swedish Scientists Have Been Hiding Bob Dylan Lyrics In Articles For 17 Years!

Five Swedish scientists with a penchant for Bob Dylan, have been amusing...

Five Swedish Scientists Have Been Hiding Bob Dylan Lyrics In Articles For 17 Years!
Advertisement

Comments

Robert Blake Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robert Blake

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All