Robert Blake kicked off his impressive acting career as a child, starring in “Our Gang.” As an adult, he starred in movies like “In Cold Blood” and “Town Without Pity.” Decades later, he was arrested for murder.
In 2001, Blake’s second wife Bonnie Lee Bakley was murdered. After the couple dined in an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, Bakley got into their car. Blake claimed he ran back to the restaurant to pick up a gun he left behind. When he returned to the car, according to Blake, he found his wife shot to death. The gun that Blake picked up at the restaurant was not the same gun used to kill his wife.
Prosecutors accused him of being the mastermind of her death, claiming he wanted out of their marriage, according to ABC News. He pleaded not guilty and was acquitted of her murder in 2005.
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“Cold Justice” has a new policewoman on the case. The series documenting cold cases is bringing a 26-year veteran from the Toledo Police Department, Tonya Rider, onto the show to help solve cold cases.
As the Toledo Blade shares, Rider joins former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and a rotating team of former and current law-enforcement officials who investigate murders and disappearances that have gone cold due to lack of resources and manpower.
“I knew I wanted to do it,” shares Rider about the opportunity after meeting Siegler.
“We’re literally coming into town, putting our bags down, getting a good night’s sleep, and working the entire time, 12-14 hours days, for the entire time we’re there,” she explains of the investigative process on the show.
The cast has about eight to 10 days in each location to investigate and provide a theory of what happened. “It’s just getting the lay of the land within that short period of
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A new season of Cold Justice premieres on Oxygen at 8/7c on July 22nd. Cold cases are crimes that are no longer being investigated. For the families, these cases can be especially heartbreaking and difficult, giving no sense of closure. Cold cases affect everyone. These five celebrities have first-hand experience with unsolved murder cases in their family.
“I don’t have a lot of memories of my father,” Sean “Diddy” Combs says. The hip-hop mogul’s father, Melvin Combs, was gunned down when he was just three. Melvin was reportedly a big time dealer with alleged ties to a large heroin ring in New York. Diddy doesn’t often speak about his father but opened up to Revolt in 2013. “My father was a hustler…I learned early in life that there’s two ways out of that: dead or in jail.” Diddy says that his ambition and drive came from his father. “We still have their DNA
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