Phil Spector Convicted of Murder, Will Likely Die in Prison


Music producer Phil Spector "sat with his hands shaking, looking down at the table before him" as he was found guilty late yesterday, The Guardian reports:

"The Los Angeles jury spent nearly nine days deliberating over the case in which the prosecution portrayed Spector, 68, as a misogynist with a history of pulling guns and 'playing Russian roulette with the lives of women' while drunk. Prosecutors said it was only by a miracle that Clarkson, star of the cult film Barbarian Queen, was the first to die. Spector was taken to prison to await a sentence next month of at least 18 years following his conviction for second-degree murder at his mansion six years ago. However long he remains in prison, the trial has destroyed the reputation of one of the most influential music producers of the 60s, who pioneered the "wall of sound" with groups such as the Ronettes and went on to work closely with some of the most renowned musicians of the next two decades, from the Beatles to the Ramones. Spector's wife, Rachelle, sobbed as the decision was announced.

Freaky mugshot, AFTER THE JUMP...


Posted April 14, 2009 at 10:00am ETC by Andy Towle
in crime, News