DA says jurors in Robert Blake trial were ' incredibly stupid'

Tuesday, January 4th 2005, 2:11 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ District Attorney Steve Cooley says Robert Blake was ``guilty as sin'' and the jurors who acquitted him of murder were ``incredibly stupid.''

A jury last week found the former ``Baretta'' star not guilty in the 2001 slaying of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, who was shot in a car outside a restaurant where the couple had dined.

``Quite frankly, based on my review of the evidence, he is as guilty as sin. He is a miserable human being,'' Cooley said Wednesday.

Blake's attorney, M. Gerald Schwartzbach, said the district attorney's attack on the jurors was inappropriate and ``small-minded.''

Juror Chuck Safko said: ``To hear him say we aren't a smart jury is sour grapes. They didn't have a good case. Their case was built around witnesses who weren't truthful.''