Estranged Wife of 'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor Arrested in Murder Case
Linda Pawlik and actor Robert Picardo of "Star Trek: Voyage" at a Red Carpet Event at Paley Center in Los Angeles in 2012.
LOS ANGELES - Linda Pawlik, the estranged wife of "Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo, has been arrested in connection with a murder case involving a man found in a motel room, according to CBS LA.
Pawlik, 60, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of being an accessory to the murder of Edward Mello, 40. Mello was found shot to death in his hotel room in the 20200 block of Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills on Oct. 29, 2014.
Picardo, 61, is known for his role as Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's 1990s Vietnam War drama, "China Beach" as well as The Doctor on UPN's "Star Trek: Voyager." Picardo and Pawlik married in 1984 and were divorced in 2012. Despite the divorce, the couple had been involved in drama most recently In August of 2014, when Pawlik reportedly spread rumors that Picardo was sexually invovled with TV personality Bill Nye, of PBS's long-running "Bill Nye the Science Guy," TMZ reported. The actor has repeatedly denied the rumors.
When the investigation of Mello's death began in November 2014, Picardo asked for Pawlik to be evicted from his property and said in documents that he feared for his life.