Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Verdict Reached in Phil Spector Trial

A jury has reportedly reached a verdict in the case against music producer Phil Spector, who was on trial for the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

Spector, 69, was found guilty of second degree murder by the Los Angeles Superior Court jury. The jury returned the verdict Monday afternoon after deliberating for about 30 hours, the Associated Press reports.

Investigators found that Clarkson, 40, died of a gunshot fired in her mouth while visiting Spector's mansion in 2003. The defense had argued that she killed herself.

It was the second trial for Spector who was known for pioneering the Wall of Sound production technique in the 1960s. During the first trial, the jury deadlocked 10-2, favoring conviction in 2007.

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