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 Robert Blake Murder Trial Pushed Back.


07-18-04
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The judge in the Robert Blake murder trial went along with a defense motion for a continuance on Friday. Blake’s trial was scheduled to begin on September 9th, but the actor’s new attorney asked that it be delayed to give him time to work on the defense.  The trial is now set to begin in November. 

Attorney M. Gerald Schwartzbach was hired by Blake after the actor let his previous attorney, Thomas Mesereau Jr., go last February. 

"I have looked at the case with different eyes than people who preceded me and I'm pursuing things that have not been pursued," Schwartzbach told the judge. 
Blake is charged with the 2001 fatal shooting of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, 44, as she sat in a car outside of Vitello's Italian restaurant in Studio City, Ca. The shooting took place after the couple had dined at the restaurant.  
 


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