Phil Spector — GUILTY!!!
Well it’s finally happened. Old Phil has finally been found guilty of the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson. If you’ve ever read anything about this guy’s past, it’s not that surprising. From pulling a gun on John Lennon to attempting to kill his wife back in the 70’s, the guy hasn’t really been “all there” for quite some time. Click here to check out a post of ours about Phil and his “Wall Of Sound”. AP:
LOS ANGELES – Rock music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a film actress at his mansion six years ago, a verdict that will send him to prison for at least 18 years barring a successful appeal.
A Superior Court jury returned the verdict after about 30 hours of deliberations. The jury had the option of choosing involuntary manslaughter, but did not do so.
The panel also found Spector guilty of using a firearm in committing a crime.
Spector exhibited no reaction to the verdict. His attorney argued that he should remain free on bail pending the May 29 sentencing, but Judge Larry Paul Fidler remanded him to jail immediately.
Second-degree murder carries a penalty of 15 years to life in prison. The use-of-a-gun enhancement adds three, four or 10 years in prison, according to the district attorney’s office. (more….)