Phil Spector Verdict: Guilty
Phil Spector, the 69 year-old music producer extraordinaire, was found guilty by a jury of 12 Monday afternoon. After deliberating for 30 hours, the jury convicted Spector of killing actress actress Lana Clarkson, in 2003 at his home in Alhambra, CA. The original trial in 2007 ended in a mistrial after jurors informed the judge they were unable to reach a verdict.
Prosecutors concluding their arguments by revealing to the court that Spector was “a dangerous man” who enjoys playing “Russian Roulette” with his female victims. Clarkson, unfortunately wasn’t one of the lucky ones. Defense attorneys argued Clarkson was suicidal and ended up killing herself after a recent break up.
In this case, the chips were stacked against Spector. His own driver said he heard a loud bang and saw Spector run out of the house yelling “I think I killed somebody.”