Phil Spector

Friday, May 29, 2009

Phil Spector sentenced to 19 years-to-life

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge threw the book at convicted murderer and music legend, Phil Spector, today. Judge Larry Paul Fidler sentenced the 69-year-old Spector to 19 years-to-life, the maximum term. Last month, a jury convicted the eccentric music producer of second-degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Lana Clarkson. The B-Movie actress of such films as “Barbarian Queen” (1985) […]
Friday, March 27, 2009

Jury deliberations underway in Phil Spector’s murder retrial

  For a second time, the fate of legendary music producer Phil Spector is in the hands of a Los Angeles County jury today. The jury got the case yesterday after closing arguments wrapped up. The 12 jurors will decide if Spector murdered 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson. The cult film actress was found shot to death in the foyer of […]
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Phil Spector’s defense team sums up its case for the jury

  The fate of legendary rock producer Phil Spector will soon be in the hands of a Los Angeles County jury. Today the prosecution is expected to complete its rebuttal to the defense team’s closing arguments, which began on Tuesday. Spector’s attorneys urged the jury to acquit their client on the grounds that the alleged victim, actress Lana Clarkson, probably […]
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Closing arguments underway in the Phil Spector murder retrial

After nearly five months of testimony, the murder retrial of rock legend Phil Spector is about to wrap up. Yesterday, the prosecution presented its closing arguments in an attempt to convince the jury to convict Spector of murdering 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson. The actress was found shot to death in Spector’s Alhambra mansion back in 2003. Clarkson starred in “Barbarian Queen” (1985) and the movie spoof “Amazon Women on the […]
Friday, January 23, 2009

Defense presents its case in Phil Spector retrial

Google file image   Today the defense takes center stage in the second murder trial of legendary music producer, Phil Spector. The trial has been trudging along quietly for several weeks in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. The  prosecution has been laying out its case with detailed forensics and testimony from experts and witnesses. Yesterday the prosecution’s final witness, the mother of Lana Clarkson, took the stand. Donna Clarkson […]
Friday, October 31, 2008

Delay in Phil Spector’s second murder trial

  Google file photo Music legend Phil Spector’s second murder trial hit a bump on its second day. Actually, an alternate juror stumbled and reportedly broke his foot in the parking lot of a Downtown Los Angeles court Thursday morning. The prosecution had been scheduled to call witnesses yesterday, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler decided to delay the trial until Monday. […]
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another high profile celebrity trial gets underway in L.A.

Google file photo Eccentric rock music legend Phil Spector is on trial for murder, for the second time, in Downtown Los Angeles. Spector is accused of shooting to death actress Lana Clarkson after she allegedly blew off his sexual advances during an encounter at his mansion in February of 2003. The first trial ended in a hung jury  — with the jurors deadlocked 10-to-2 for […]