Phil Spector Guilty of Second Degree Murder in Death of Lana Clarkson … JUSTICE SERVED



If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It looks like the second time was the charm as legendary music producer Phil Spector has been found guilty of second degree murder in the death of Lana Clarkson. After 9 days of deliberation, the six man and six woman jury has found Spector guilty in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. Phil Spector faces a minimum of 18 years in prison.  Phil Spector is 69 years old and faces a sentence of 18 years to life in prison when he is sentenced May 29.

The judge denied bail.


Not even the Barack Obama Rocks button could save Phil Spector as it had in the past in providing a hung jury in first trial

The decision means the 69-year-old Spector, famed for his work with musical acts such as Tina Turner, the Beatles and the Righteous Brothers, faces at least 18 years in prison when he is sentenced. The jury determined that Spector killed Lana Clarkson, a statuesque blond actress, on Feb. 3, 2003, just hours after they met in the Sunset Strip club where she worked as a hostess.

Over the course of the trial, which began in October, the prosecution portrayed Spector as a sadistic misogynist who had a three-decade “history of playing Russian roulette with the lives of women” when he was drunk. A prosecutor told jurors in her summation that “by the grace of God, five other women got the empty chamber and lived to tell. Lana just happened to be the sixth woman who got the bullet.”


Phil Spector Mug Shot, H/T: The Smoking Gun

Go to the 25:00 minute mark Dana Pretzer’s recent interview with Ed Lozzi from April 20, 2009 with regards to the jury deliberation in the Phil Spector case. Ed Lozzi is critical, yet optimistic that the jury will find Phil Spector guilty of killing Lana Clarkson.

In the closing argument of the 2003 murder of 40 year old Lana Clarkson, prosecutor Truc Do called Spector “a very dangerous man” who “has a history of playing Russian roulette with women, six women. Lana just happened to be the sixth.”

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    18 Responses to “Phil Spector Guilty of Second Degree Murder in Death of Lana Clarkson … JUSTICE SERVED”

    1. Greg on April 13th, 2009 10:43 pm

      It took forever! If a poor man or a rich man faced the same charges it should take the same time. Justice for the rich! If they let him out on appeal Spector will die of old age.

    2. ayfit on April 13th, 2009 10:52 pm

      Was there really ever any doubt??He got off light.

    3. Scared Monkeys on April 13th, 2009 10:55 pm

      With his age and issues … its a death sentence.


    4. Carpe on April 13th, 2009 10:58 pm

      Eek, it is a FREAK!!! His mugshot looks like
      a deranged mouse that was just caught raiding
      your pantry, and ya just flipped the light on

      This loser is so guilty. It is a shame it took
      six years to flush him. Hallelujah, bro bro!

    5. Scared Monkeys on April 13th, 2009 11:09 pm

      What a freaky looking dude.

    6. Kat_Gram on April 14th, 2009 12:05 am

      Finally. Does he get to take all of his wigs with him ? Or can he just have one ?
      Somehow, I can’t see this freak in gen pop.

    7. rightknight on April 14th, 2009 1:16 am

      The power of playing with other people’s lives. Fools
      seek it, Specter found it. Others are seeking it too,
      I do hope they don’t succeed.

      Another slice of bloated nothingness if you please!

    8. Brenda in Virginia on April 14th, 2009 7:56 am

      I didn’t think one could do enough cocaine and live to get their eyes to look like that…..

    9. ANewGirl on April 14th, 2009 9:47 am

      Finally, justice is served. What a freakshow.

      RIP Lana Clarkson, the Man who took your life is finally going to jail. =)

    10. Michelle Smith on April 14th, 2009 10:43 am

      It’s about effin time!

    11. yoyo muffintop on April 14th, 2009 1:16 pm

      In the mugshot he looks like Cornelius from Planet of the Apes.

    12. Maggie on April 14th, 2009 2:50 pm

      I give him credit for what he did in the music industry years ago.. it’s sad when fame turns you into some kind of mental case such as this..and sad for the young woman who lost her life in all of it.. It will be life in prison as old as he is.

    13. BUN on April 14th, 2009 3:51 pm are right, Cornelius look alike!!!

    14. katablog on April 15th, 2009 8:44 am

      expect an O pardon.

    15. Dolf on April 15th, 2009 9:06 am

      how much dope did he do backintheday????

    16. HOPE on April 16th, 2009 1:25 am

      I hope they put him in gen pop… although they’re sure to put him with the sickies. He’d probably prefer that. But, just think what this control freak is going to be like if and when he’s released.

      LOL #4!

    17. Ray on April 17th, 2009 12:26 am

      I dont believe it,they did convict a HOLLYWOOD type of MURDER.

    18. Phil Specter Get 19 Years to Life for Murder of Lana Clarkson | Scared Monkeys on May 30th, 2009 10:05 am

      [...] the conclusion of his second trial, the 69-year-old record industry figure was convicted April 13 of second-degree murder for the 40-year-old woman’s Feb. 3, 2003, shooting death. The first jury to hear the case [...]

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