Phil Spector's murder conviction appeal is rejected by a California court

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Phil Spector’s attempt to overturn his murder conviction was rejected yesterday by a California appeals court, according to the AP.

The producer was convicted in April, 2009, of fatally shooting actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is currently serving a sentence of 19 years to life for second degree murder.

The appeals court dismissed the claim by Spector’s defense attorney Dennis Riordan that the prosecution should not have been allowed to call female witnesses who alleged Spector had threatened them with guns. The court also rejected the assertion that Clarkson might have killed herself.

Riordan later said that he would seek a re-hearing before the court and that he was prepared to petition the California Supreme Court.

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  • liam Buckley

    You are a murderer now own it, you miserable piece of crap….

  • rick

    I guess you can call it his
    PRISON WALL OF SOUND…doh!!!

  • Debbie

    you got off to easily,i hope you enjoy your new living arrangement for many many yrs to come,and when your end comes i hope you rot in hell.

  • dznuts

    Is that Micheal Jackson in the photo?

    • Fred Blitzfick

      funy

  • k

    Scary looking old F.

  • chris speir

    prison is perfect for him, he is dangerous – should have been locked up along time ago – plus he hadnt had a hit record in decades anyway.

  • scott

    He’s the Pete Rose of felons.Darkness and brilliance often occupy the same space.

    • reboot

      Two BIG thumbs down on your Rose comment buddy!!!!

    • georg

      what brilliance?

  • jon

    tryin to do a oj

  • Artanis

    Chained Melody.

  • Artanis

    Block & Cell High School.

  • Artanis

    To Know Him Is To Jail Him

    • trial watcher

      He should have been convicted in his first trial but thanks to a couple of idiot jurors he was allowed a few years of extra freedom.Enjoy yourself Phil,you got everything you so well deserved.

  • scott foray

    Boy, did you screw yourself up. good. What sort of medication were you on ? The only a ward you will receive is ” Biggest Screwball ” It’s all over for a once iconic figure in the music world.

  • creeped out chick

    Dang! Life in prison for murder…hate it when that happens!

  • JAMES MURPHY

    S*** happens Phil , better luck next time around

  • Todd

    Wow he now looks strangely like Michael Jackson looked

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