Blake Jury Fails to Reach Verdict

Jurors in the Robert Blake (search) murder case ended their second full day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict.

The panel deliberated for 5 1/2 hours without asking any questions of the court or making any requests to review trial testimony. Deliberations were scheduled to resume Wednesday morning.

The actor was not in court Tuesday. His attorney, M. Gerald Schwartzbach (search), has said Blake would only be present when required by the judge.

Blake, 71, is accused of killing his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley (search), after she allegedly tricked him into marrying her. Bakley, 44, was shot to death in 2001 near Blake's favorite Italian restaurant.

The former "Baretta (search)" TV actor is charged with murder, two counts of solicitation of murder and a special circumstance of lying in wait. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

The jury began deliberations Friday.