The sentence is in the the Phil Specter case. The legendary music producer was sentenced to 19 years to life in the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Specter’s sentencing included 15 years to life for the second degree murder conviction and an additional 4 years for the use of a gun in the commission of a crime. The judge also denied the Specter’s defense attorney’s oral motion for a new trial. At 69 years old, the sentencing almost assures that Phil; Specter will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Phil Specter: Sentenced to 19 years to life
Spector did not speak on his own behalf during his sentencing at the downtown Los Angeles courthouse, but defense attorney Doron Weinberg — while extending sympathy to the victim’s family — maintained that his client “did not kill Lana Clarkson.”
At 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 against him deadlocked 10-2 in favor of guilt in September 2007.
With jurors from both trials looking on in a packed courtroom, Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler ordered Spector to serve 15 years to life — the mandatory term on the second-degree murder charge — and an additional four-year term for using a gun in the commission of the crime.