LATEST: A California Superior Court judge has rejected a motion for a new trial in actor Robert Blake's civil wrongful death case. Last year (05), Blake was acquitted of murdering his wife BONNIE LEE BAKELY in a criminal trial. In November (05), a jury in the civil suit brought by the victim's family found Blake was guilty of intentionally causing her death in 2001. In February (06), the Bakely family was awarded $30 million (GBP17 million) in damages in the wrongful death case. Bakely was found shot dead in the actor's car in May 2001, outside a Studio City, California restaurant where the couple had just dined.