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Originally posted 09/24/2014 08:10PM
Phil Spector is almost unrecognizable in his latest mug shot.
Originally posted 06/11/2009 11:40AM
The mystery of Phil Spector's hair has finally been solved.
Every time the producer would arrive at the courthouse to face charges of murdering actress Lana Clarkson, he seemed to have a different hairstyle. There was the electrifying afro in 2005 followed by a frizzy brown mop that was reminiscent of O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark. By 2007, Spector channeled his inner Carol Brady with a short blond pageboy cut.
Onlookers took to blogs, wondering what Spector's hair looked like under the various wigs. It became an obsession that far surpassed the interest in Spector's legal proceedings. And then, on June 5, Spector's true hair was finally revealed in a mug shot. In the least-shocking news ever, the world now has definitive proof a bald scalp is all he really boasts.
Originally posted 05/29/2009 03:30PM
From the wall of sound to prison walls.
Legendary record producer Phil Spector was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life for his second-degree murder conviction for shooting actress Lana Clarkson.
Spector, 69, who worked with The Ronettes, The Beatles, Cher and Ike and Tina Turner, was accused of shooting Clarkson, 40, in the mouth in the foyer of his castle-like home in the Los Angeles suburb of Alhambra. The Feb. 3, 2003, shooting occurred hours after the two met at the House of Blues nightclub, where Clarkson worked as a hostess.
Originally posted 04/13/2009 05:50PM
Music producer Phil Spector got a replay – only this time it was a different tune.
The 68-year-old music legend has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, who was slain at his mansion six years ago. In a retrial, the jury of six men and six women returned the verdict in a Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday afternoon.
Spector could face up to 15 years to life in prison.
Originally posted 03/25/2009 10:00AM
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
Originally posted 09/26/2007 05:15PM
The judge has declared a mistrial in Phil Spector's murder trial because the jury was deadlocked 10-2 and could not reach a verdict, it was announced Wednesday.
Originally posted 05/03/2007 09:50AM
In a development straight out of Law & Order, prosecutors in the Phil Spector murder brought in a surprise witness Wednesday who said he saw a defense lawyer tamper with some gruesome evidence.
Originally posted 04/25/2007 03:20PM
Opening statements in record producer Phil Spector's murder trial began Wednesday, more than four years after actress Lana Clarkson was killed by a gunshot wound to the head inside his hilltop Los Angeles-area mansion.
Originally posted 04/04/2007 08:30AM
Prosecutors are trying to make a case that Phil Spector has a "long history of gun-related violence directed at women" and have asked a judge to allow testimony from an ex-girlfriend who alleges he pointed a gun at her head twice, the Associated Press reports.
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