JUSTICE FINALLY SERVED IN PHIL SPECTOR MURDER TRIAL …
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.
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.”