Monday, April 13, 2009

Spector convicted of second degree murder

Phil Spector, the creator of the "Wall of Sound" in the 1960's saw his world crash down on him when the jury in his second murder trial voted to convict the music producer of second degree murder.  Spector faces a sentence of 15 years to life in prison and was remanded to the custody of the sheriff to await sentencing.

Unlike the near-circus atmosphere of his first trial in 2007, the re-trial managed to come in below the radar screen and played to a sparsely-populated courtroom.

After nearly six months of testimony, the jury deliberated for about 30 hours before announcing their verdict.

For California prosecutors, it was a rare victory over a celebrity defendant. Spector's attorneys said they may appeal the judge's decision to allow five women to testify that Mr. Spector had threatened them in the past.

Of course I think that hair-do warrants a conviction by itself.


EsqVoz said...

LOL about the hairdo! However, the hairdo is not a crime; murder, on the other hand....

A Voice of Sanity said...

And yet the evidence is clear: Spector could not have been in the room when she shot herself and he certainly had no motive to shoot her -- quite the reverse.

It is reported that the foreperson (who spoke to the media) was unable to explain why they voted for guilt; her response was, "We looked at the totality of the evidence." She said they ignored the scientific evidence!