Closing Arguments Set for Phil Spector Murder Trial – Again

Closing Arguments Set for Phil Spector Murder Trial – Again
Phil Spector
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03/25/2009 AT 10:00 AM EDT

Finally, it may all be coming to an end. On Wednesday, the jury in the long-gestating murder trial of Phil Spector is expected to begin deliberations after hearing closing arguments from the prosecution and defense.

The music producer, 69, is charged with second-degree murder stemming from the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. His first trial ended in 2007 with a deadlocked jury.

On Tuesday, Spector's attorney, Doron Weinberg, told the jury Clarkson killed herself, and presented 14 points of forensic evidence as proof, reports the Associated Press. The day before a prosecutor told the jury Spector was a "demonic maniac."

Spector faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted, although the jury will be allowed to consider a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Joey Bartolomeo

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