Ran Posted March 10 Share Posted March 10 Robert Blake has passed away at the age of 89. Maybe best known (as an actor) for his run on the eponymous detective show Baretta and for his role in the neo-noir dramatization of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, but more infamously he was involved in a high-profile murder case at the turn of the century when his much-younger wife was shot and killed in their car while waiting for him to return from a restaurant where he said he was retrieving a pistol he had left behind. A lack of forensic evidence (the gun he retrieved from the restaurant did not match the one used to murder her, and he had no gunpowder residue on his hands) and doubts cast on claims by two former stuntmen that Blake had tried to hire them to kill his wife led to his being acquitted, but he ended up losing a big civil suit from her children some time after that. A few months ago someone shared a clip from the gritty cop film Busting starring Blake, a pretty well-shot foot chase that's peak 70s in its style: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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