Prosecutors in the Robert Blake murder case have asked a judge to limit
evidence in the upcoming trial about the actor's slain wife and her illicit
In more than 40 pages of motions filed on Tuesday (20JAN04), prosecutors
sought to eliminate huge amounts of evidence which could damage their case
against Blake. They asked to bar testimony about Bonny Lee Bakley's sex-related
con games, her
drug arrests, and the criminal involvements of other members of her family
including her grown daughter.
The prosecutors said, "Ms Bakley might be considered by some to be what is
commonly referred to as a 'grifter' or 'con artist'," before asking LOS ANGELES
SUPERIOR COURT judge DARLENE SCHEMPP to limit such evidence before the jury.
While prosecutors don't intend to sanitise Bakley's past, they will
"object to any attempts to sensationalise Bakley's career and portray her as
someone who deserved the fate she ultimately suffered".
Former BARETTA star Blake, 70, is charged with murdering Bakley in 2001.
She was found shot to death in their car outside a Los Angeles restaurant where
they had dined.