Accusations in Blake Case
Details are emerging about the life of Robert Blake's slain wife, Lee Bonny Bakley, 45, who was shot in the head by a mystery assailant on Friday while sitting in the couple's car. The ex-"Baretta" star, 67, had gone into a restaurant to retrieve his gun at the time of the murder, said his lawyer. Police have said that Blake is not a suspect in the killing, which remains under investigation. Of Bakley, NBC News reported that she once preyed on Elvis Presley, as well as other celebrities, and was known to be a grifter. New York's Daily News, meanwhile, has published a series of letters reputed to have been written by Bakley. In them, she accuses Blake of cheating on her, threatens that there would be no sex after they were married and states that she feared Blake was setting her up when he allegedly told her that he knew someone who wanted to buy their baby daughter for $100,000. (Blake initially had questioned whether or not he was the child's father until DNA tests were run. The girl, Rose, is now 11 months old.) "Oh yeah, the $100,000 offer for the baby," reads Bakley's letter to Blake, as quoted in the News. "I knew it was you just trying to get rid of me thinking that would be cheaper than paying child support in the long run." Blake's attorney has admitted that the couple had a bumpy relationship.
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