Phil Spector Guilty Of Second Degree Murder

Rock music producer Phil Spector stands convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of film actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion six years ago.

A Los Angeles jury returned the verdict Monday. Spector exhibited
no reaction to the verdict. His young wife, Rachelle, sobbed.

Spector's attorney argued his client should remain free on bail
before sentencing, but the judge sent Spector to jail immediately.

Second-degree murder carries a penalty of 15 years to life in

The 40-year-old Clarkson died of a gunshot fired in her mouth as
she sat in the foyer of Spector's mansion. She'd met Spector only
hours earlier at her job as a nightclub hostess.

Prosecutors argued Spector had a history of threatening women
with guns when they tried to leave his presence. The defense
claimed Clarkson killed herself.

It was Spector's second trial. His first jury deadlocked 10-2,
favoring conviction, in 2007.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    I don't know why it took twice to convict this loon. Did you ever see that mug shot? craazeee!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:34 AM
    What... finally? ... Look at his picture.. who finally tamed his hair?

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