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Bakley Accuser Sells Her Story

May 3, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A woman who says Bonny Lee Bakley stole her identity has sold her story for a book and TV movie on the slain wife of actor Robert Blake.

Christina Scheier, who was Bakley’s best friend for 35 years, made a deal with SilverCreek Entertainment for the project, according to an announcement by Larry Garrison, president of the company.

Garrison recently produced another true-crime TV movie, ``Like Mother/Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes.″

He said of Scheier’s story: ``We are confident that Christina knows it all and has decided to avenge her best friend’s death.″

Scheier claims to have Bakley’s ``black book″ and her cell phone records as well as photos, letters and postcards.

Garrison said the story will cover the women’s friendship, their estrangement after Bakley stole Scheier’s identity, and their reconciliation shortly before Bakley was murdered. The working title is ``Best Friends Never Die.″

Blake is charged with fatally shooting his wife on May 4, 2001. He has pleaded innocent.

His attorney, Harland Braun, said he met with Scheier last year and she was helpful in finding records on Bakley from the time she posed as Scheier.

``Everything this lady has told us checked out,″ Braun said.

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