Legal

Spector appeals murder conviction to Supreme Court

By | Published on Monday 19 December 2011

Phil Spector

Phil Spector is having another go at appealing his 2009 murder conviction, this time taking his case to the US Supreme Court. The legendary producer is in jail, of course, for killing one time actress Lana Clarkson at his Californian home in 2003. He has always maintained that she killed herself.

Spector’s appeal centres on allegations about the conduct of Judge Larry Paul Fidler during the producer’s court case, in particular comments he made about an expert witness, which, Spector’s lawyers say, stopped their client from getting a fair trial.



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