Spector Convicted

Spector Convicted

Phil Spector
US music producer Phil Spector is seen in court for the second day of the defense closing arguments in his retrial murder case. Spector is accused of killing actress Lana Clarkson. Los Angeles, CA. -

Music producer Phil Spector has been found guilty of second-degree murder after a six-month retrial in Los Angeles.

Jurors, who were handed the case on March 26, reached a verdict at Los Angeles Superior Court early on Monday and ruled that the mogul shot and killed actress Lana Clarkson in the foyer of his Alhambra, California, mansion in February 2003.

Spector and his defense team maintained that a depressed Clarkson shot herself.

Throughout the trial, prosecutors depicted the producer as a sadistic misogynist.

The 69-year-old behind classic hits by Tina Turner, the Beatles and the Ramones now faces at least 18 years behind bars.

Spector was in court for the verdict. A sentencing date is still yet to be set.

Spector’s first trial ended in 2007 with a jury deadlock. The majority favored conviction.

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