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The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

English, Social, 1 season, 25 episodes, 7 hours, 33 minutes
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New episodes come out every Monday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando.  Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide. The search for Bonny’s killer took detectives on an eleven-month odyssey across the country and through Hollywood's underbelly of hustlers, drug addicts, and would-be hitmen. It would be the most expensive murder investigation in LAPD history to date.  This is the story of Robert and Bonny’s toxic relationship, her shocking murder, and his chaotic trial. Did actor Robert Blake kill his wife? Or was the murder someone else's vendetta? From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders, Death of Starlet) comes a six-part series about love, obsession and fame gone wrong.  Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.
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Where to find Episodes 2-7 of The Execution of Bonnie Lee Bakley

In the first episode of The Execution of Bonnie Lee Bakley, you learned about Bonnie Lee Bakely’s grisly murder scene in Studio City. Very quickly, police zero in on their prime suspect: her famous husband, actor Robert Blake. The press goes crazy for the salacious crime of the decade. But some who knew Bonnie Lee weren’t so sure. After all, she’d spent most of her life as a roaming con artist, amassing a laundry list of enemies along the way.If you want to hear the rest of The Execution of Bonnie Lee Bakely, You can binge the rest of this seven-part true crime series exclusively on Wondery Plus.On Wondery Plus, you can listen to all your favorite podcasts early and ad-free. With a library featuring over 50 #1 Apple Podcast hits and 45,000 binge worthy episodes, there’s something for everyone.Join Wondery Plus in the Wondery app or an Apple Podcasts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/1/202451 seconds
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10/30/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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7/31/20237 minutes, 41 seconds
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7/3/20238 minutes, 10 seconds
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6/5/20239 minutes, 4 seconds
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5/5/20237 minutes, 9 seconds
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4/11/20238 minutes, 4 seconds
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3/14/20236 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Final Verdict | 7

The prosecutions' star witnesses take the stand, but Robert Blake's defense has its own strategy to try and prove Blake is innocent. The final closing arguments lead to a shocking conclusion. Meanwhile, Bonny's family seeks justice in a civil trial, and a new attorney gets involved in their case.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/BonnyLeePlease support us by supporting our sponsors!Talkspace - To match with a licensed therapist, go to talkspace.com. Use code BONNY to get $100 off your first month!Audible - Try free for 30 days at audible.com/lacrime!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/25/202254 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Trial Begins | 6

Almost a year after Bonny’s murder, Detective Ito finally arrests Robert Blake. Blake pulls off a surprise move to have his side of the story told. The defense discovers a potential bombshell witness. The prosecution begins their case by painting Blake as a cold blooded killer.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/BonnyLeePlease support us by supporting our sponsors!AUDIBLE - Visit audible.com/lacrime or text LA Crime to 500500 to try Audible free for 30 daysSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/18/202250 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Stuntman Cometh | 5

Bonny’s belated honeymoon with Robert Blake takes a strange turn. Meanwhile, detectives learn about a key piece of evidence that could lead to Blake’s arrest. But first they’ve got to find it. Ito gives an old stuntman an offer he can’t refuse.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/BonnyLeePARACHUTE HOME - Visit parachutehome.com/bonnyAUDIBLE - Visit audible.com/lacrime or text LA Crime to 500500 to try Audible free for 30 daysTALKSPACE - Use promo code BONNY during sign up to get $100 off your first month at talkspace.comPlease support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/11/202246 minutes, 4 seconds
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For Better, for Worse | 4

A retired stuntman claims Blake tried to hire him to kill Bonny. Then another witness comes forward, saying a second retired stuntman was approached with the same offer. But when the Homicide Special Squad tries to get him to talk, he clams up. Meanwhile Bonny holds out hope she and Blake can work things out.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/BonnyLeeTALKSPACE - Use promo code BONNY during sign up to get $100 off your first month at talkspace.comPlease support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/4/202245 minutes, 38 seconds
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Double Helix, Double Crossed | 3

A pregnant Bonny tries to convince Robert Blake they belong together. Blake hires a private investigator to dig into Bonny's past and is stunned with what he learns. Detective Ito suspects someone close to the actor is hiding information about the murder. Meanwhile, Blake's lawyer and the LAPD clash over Bonny's image in the press. Is she a cold-blooded con artist or is Blake a cold-blooded killer?Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/BonnyLeeAUDIBLE - Visit audible.com/lacrime or text LA Crime to 500500 to try Audible free for 30 daysPARACHUTE HOME - Visit parachutehome.com/bonnyPlease support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/27/202246 minutes, 57 seconds
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I’m Not Going Down | 2

The Homicide Special squad finds the weapon that killed Bonny in a dumpster at the crime scene. They suspect her husband Robert Blake. But when they search Blake’s house they don’t find any evidence. Bonny’s sister Margerry reveals shocking details about Blake and Bonny’s relationship.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/BonnyLeePlease support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/20/202244 minutes, 32 seconds
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United Singles Incorporated | 1

Bonny Lee Bakely is found dead in a car in Studio City. When the press learns she is the wife of someone famous, all hell breaks loose. Detective Ron Ito and his team of Homicide Special detectives have their work cut out for them. Bonny Lee was a con artist who had fleeced hundreds of men out of money, but it’s her husband, Robert Blake, who is of primary interest.Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/BonnyLeePlease support us by supporting our sponsors!PARACHUTE HOME - Visit parachutehome.com/bonnyTALKSPACE - Use promo code BONNY during sign up to get $100 off your first month at talkspace.comAUDIBLE - Visit audible.com/lacrime or text LA Crime to 500500 to try Audible free for 30 daysSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/20/202247 minutes, 37 seconds
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Introducing: The Execution of Bonny Lee Bakley

On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley was found fatally shot in a car on a dark North Hollywood street. The prime suspect was her husband, famed actor Robert Blake. But Bonny, a longtime con artist, had plenty of enemies. She left behind a trail of men she’d scammed, and she had a volatile relationship with Christian Brando, the troubled son of movie star Marlon Brando. Not since the O.J. Simpson case had the eyes of the nation been so fixated on a homicide. The search for Bonny’s killer took detectives on an eleven-month odyssey across the country and through Hollywood's underbelly of hustlers, drug addicts, and would-be hitmen. It would be the most expensive murder investigation in LAPD history to date. This is the story of Robert and Bonny’s toxic relationship, her shocking murder, and his chaotic trial. Did actor Robert Blake kill his wife? Or was the murder someone else's vendetta?From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders, Death of Starlet) comes a six-part series about love, obsession and fame gone wrong.  Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/2/20222 minutes, 22 seconds