Blake's Defense Blames Christian Brando

Robert Blake's defense blamed Marlon Brando's son, Christian, in a court hearing Tuesday for the slaying of Blake's wife and said that the younger Brando is currently a fugitive from justice.

Blake's attorney, Thomas Mesereau Jr., said Brando fled and had a warrant out for his arrest. Outside the courtroom, Mesereau said Brando was wanted for a probation violation in Washington state.

"We think there's a compelling case - far stronger - that (Brando) did it, than that Mr. Blake did it," Mesereau said.

Details here from the AP via

UPDATE (3/16/05): Blake acquited of 1st degree muder and one charge of soliciting murder. (Jury deadlocked on second soliciation charge, which the judge then dismissed.) Details here.