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Lawyer Barry Levin found dead; suicide suspected

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — High-profile criminal attorney Barry Levin, who helped handle the Erik Menendez murder defense and more recently represented actor Robert Blake, was found dead Saturday at a veterans cemetery, officials said.

KABC-TV reported that Levin committed suicide. Officer Don Cox, a police spokesman, confirmed that a suicide investigation was being conducted by the FBI at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

Cox referred further inquiries to the FBI, because the body was found on federal property. Calls to the FBI office in Los Angeles went unanswered.