Legendary producer Phil Spector received a sentence of 19 years to life today for the shooting death of “B-Movie” actress Lana Clarkson in February 2003.
He was found guilty on April 13th after a second trial. The first trial culminated in a dead-locked jury of 10 to 2 in favor of conviction. Phil still maintains that Clarkson’s death was a suicide, although the weapon used belonged to him and the shooting occurred in his home.
Spector was given 15 years for the second degree murder conviction and faced another ten years for ownership of the gun. Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson recommended a consecutive four year sentence bringing the total to 19. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler also ordered the murderer to pay $16,811 in funeral expenses and $9,740 to a victim restitution fund.
The 69-year-old is a grammy winner and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It has yet to be announced at which facility he will serve his time, but he will be 88-years-old at his earliest possible release date.
By: Keely – Starzlife contributing writer.
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