Actor Robert Blake has been accused of wanting his wife BONNIE LEE BAKELY dead so he could give their baby daughter ROSE to his elder child DELANA.

ERIC DUBIN, the attorney representing the Bakely family in a civil suit against Blake, claims the actor planned the fatal 2001 shooting of his spouse for the benefit of his adult daughter, who was allegedly desperate for a baby.

Dubin tells American TV show CELEBRITY JUSTICE, "From the moment the baby was kidnapped, Rosie's been with Delana and that's where she'll be for the rest of her young life. I'm sure that was a heavy motivator - not the sole motivation - to kill the mother so the baby could stay with Delana."

Delana now has permanent custody of Rosie. She's also six months pregnant.

23/02/2005 04:07