Saturday, 30 May 2009

Phil Spector sentenced

Phil Spector, The Ronettes and friend

Famous producer Phil Spector was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison on Friday, May 29th after being found guilty in April of second-degree murder in the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector's bad health and age (69) means that the producer behind Let It Be (The Beatles), All Things Must Pass (George Harrison) and Imagine (John Lennon) may end his days in prison.
Prosecutors contended that after meeting B-movie actress Clarkson, 40, at the House of Blues club in Los Angeles in 2003 — where she was working as a waitress — the producer took her home to his Alhambra, California "castle," where she was shot to death in the home's front foyer. Spector had claimed that Clarkson killed herself by putting the gun in her mouth, but his chauffeur said he witnessed Spector emerge from the home holding a gun and heard him say, "I think I killed somebody."

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