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Another Spector appeal application knocked back

By | Published on Tuesday 31 May 2011

Phil Spector

The Californian Court Of Appeals has knocked back yet another application to overturn the 2009 murder conviction against legendary producer Phil Spector. As much previously reported, he is currently serving a 19 year jail sentence for shooting dead one time actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003.

His lawyers claim that the judge who oversaw both of the Spector murder trials (the first was declared a mistrial when the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict) made various procedural errors preventing the producer from getting a fair trial.

An initial application for a new trial was knocked back by the Californian appeals court at the start of the month, but Spector’s defence team had another go last week, re-filing their claim. But court officials refused to consider the new application, saying there was overwhelming evidence of his guilt.



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