Phil Spector appeal rejected by Supreme Court

By | Published on Wednesday 22 February 2012

Phil Spector

The US Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from legendary producer Phil Spector’s over his 2009 conviction for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

As previously reported, Spector maintains he is innocent of the death of Lana Clarkson, who died at his Beverley Hills home from a gun shot wound in 2003, but his previous appeals have been denied, most recently by California Court Of Appeal in August last year. Spector’s lawyer Dennis Riordan then took the case to America’s Supreme Court last December, arguing that Judge Larry Paul Fidler’s conduct during the producer’s second trial (the first was declared a mistrial) meant the producer didn’t get a fair hearing.

However, the Supreme Court does not seem convinced by Spector’s arguments, and has refused to hear his appeal. This seemingly ends all routes of appeal for Spector, who is currently serving a nineteen year sentence for Clarkson’s murder.