Civil Jury Says Blake Behind Wife's Murder

BURBANK, Calif. - Eight months after Robert Blake was acquitted at a criminal trial of murdering his wife, a civil jury decided Friday the tough-guy actor was behind the slaying, and ordered him to pay her children $30 million in damages.

The jury decided that Blake's handyman, Earle Caldwell, did not collaborate with Blake to kill Bonny Lee Bakley.

After eight days of deliberations, the jury determined by a vote of 10-2 that the former "Baretta" star "intentionally caused the death" of Bakley, who was gunned down in 2001 in the actor's car outside a restaurant where the couple had just dined.

Details here from the AP via Yahoo! News.