On April 18, 2002, police arrested actor Robert Blake for the murder of his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley. After a long, sensational trial, Blake was acquitted.
Monday Casey Anthony made her first public appearance since her 2011 acquittal of her daughter Caylee’s murder. A look in photos at her activities following the trial.
Robert Durst, an eccentric heir to a vast realty fortune, is no stranger to intrigue. His young wife disappeared in 1982, and a close friend who knew too much was found murdered nearly two decades later. Durst was questioned but let go in both cases. On January 28, 2002, Durst was extradited to Texas after being arrested for the murder of his elderly neighbor.
Rodney King, 47, the man whose 1991 beating by L.A. police was surreptitiously videotaped by a witness, and eventually led to the trial of his assailants, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday. There are at this time no reported indications of foul play. King’s case was made famous by the acquittal of the accused officers, which engendered such rage in his supporters, that it sparked the L.A. riots. A look in photos at his case, and other shocking acquittals.