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Phil Spector's Murder Retrial Begins

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Testimony has opened in the Los Angeles retrial of record producer Phil Spector on charges of murdering actress Lana Clarkson.

The first witness called Monday was retired New York City police Detective Vincent Tannazzo, who became a bodyguard for TV personality Joan Rivers.

Tannazzo, who worked security at parties where Spector was a guest, says he heard Spector use foul language about women and say that they should be shot.

Clarkson died of a gunshot through the mouth while seated in the foyer of Spector's mansion in 2003. She met Spector earlier that night while working as a nightclub hostess.

The jury in Spector's first trial deadlocked last year on a 10-2 vote with the majority favoring conviction on second-degree murder.


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