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Robert Blake's arrest eerily echoes the O.J. Simpson case, but this time the L.A.P.D. wants to get it right

Robert Blake was at the home of his eldest daughter Delinah last Thursday when his lawyer, Harland Braun, called to say police were on their way to arrest him for killing his wife. The former TV and movie actor (he played the title role in the '70s detective series Baretta and starred in the film In Cold Blood in 1967) was dressed casually in short pants. Blake's first question to Braun was pure Hollywood: Should he change clothes?

So opened the latest tawdry act in the current Los Angeles celebrity-murder scandal, involving tough-guy actor Blake, 68, and his wife Bonny Bakley,...

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