Actor Robert Blake returned to court this morning (21APR05) to hammer out
details of his upcoming civil trial.
The former BARETTA star, who was acquitted of the murder of BONNY LEE
BAKLEY last month (MAR05), still faces a civil suit filed by her family, who
still maintain the actor is guilty.
As the trial gets closer, the attorneys are fighting over the evidence and
over what the two defendants - Blake and his former handyman EARL CALDWELL -
can say in court.
This morning, Blake and his attorney PETER EZZELL and Caldwell arrived in
court. The two defendants are scheduled for depositions over the next few
weeks, but their attorneys want them to claim their Fifth Amendment rights and
refuse to answer
The attorney for the Bakley family is arguing that the defendant should be
able to answer all questions.
The judge wants to wait until the trial.
The case is scheduled for 5 July (05).