Phil Spector, the famed music producer who may best be known for creating the Beatles ‘Wall of Sound’ in later albums, was found guilty of second degree murder today. Spector has been on trial since 2003, on charges and suspicions of being involved in the shooting death of famed actress Lana Clarkson.
Music producer Phil Spector was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder in the February 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.
In a trial that has been accented by Spector’s colorful demeanor and marred by the invocation of mistrial, the 6-year legal show has finally come to an end.
In addition to convicting Spector of second degree murder, jurors found reason to believe that Spector did use a personal fire when committing the crime within his mansion in Alhambra.
Sentencing for second degree murder can carry a jail term of 15 year to life imprisonment, with an additional four to 10 years being added on for charges of using a personal firearm to commit the crime.
Spector is 69-years-old to date.
In the last day of his regular trial, many people noticed that Spector elected to wear a Barack Obama Rocks button on his suit lapel, showing his fondness of the eccentric politician B. Hussein Obama.
Spector has been denied bail and remains in custody until his sentencing day.