In Cold Blood, Part 2

Hollywood has another murder mystery as police hunt the killer of a former TV star's vilified wife

"Do not speak ill of the dead" is an ancient axiom. But there were few good words said of Bonny Lee Bakley, 44, after she was shot in the head in a car outside Vitello's Italian restaurant in Studio City, Calif. Gold digger. Star stalker. Con artist. Grifter. Those were the polite descriptions. Bakley was the mother of two girls born out of wedlock: a seven-year-old who she claimed was fathered by rock-'n'-roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis (paternity was never substantiated), and an 11-month-old she said had been sired by Marlon Brando's troubled son Christian (who served five years in prison...

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