Monday, April 13, 2009
(News) Phil Spector has been found guilty.
In 2003, Phil Spector was involved on suspicion of murdering actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is a very important and legendary man in the music business. Having worked with everyone from The Beatles, The Ramones, Tina Turner and writing hits like Then he kissed me, Da Doo Ron Ron, Rock N High School, and many more...Spector definitely seemed like an unlikely murder suspect. Apparently, he was involved in a volatile relationship with Lana Clarkson; who got her start as Mrs. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
According to WENN News:
"Jurors, who were handed the case on 26 March, reached a verdict at Los Angeles Superior Court early on Monday, and ruled the mogul shot and killed actress Lana Clarkson in the foyer of his Alhambra, California mansion in February, 2003.
Spector and his defence team maintained depressed Clarkson shot herself. Throughout the trial, prosecutors depicted the producer as a sadistic misogynist. Spector was in court for the verdict. A sentencing date has still to be set.
Spector's first trial ended in 2007 with a jury deadlock. The majority favoured conviction."
Spector is known for his wild antics while recording groups as well as his increasingly bizarre behavior. According to sources, he actually held the Ramones at gunpoint and made them play in his home. He's also known for creating the "Wall of Sound" and the Wah pedal which was used a lot by many recording artists. He's 69 years old now and is looking at up to 18 years in prison.