Phil Spector Convicted of Second Degree Murder
Following on from the news we posted up about in September of 2007 (Mistrial Declared In Phil Spector Murder Case), it looks like the producer most famous for the ‘wall of sound’ technique has had his day in court…and has lost.
Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a film actress at his mansion six years ago.
A Superior Court jury returned the verdict after about 30 hours of deliberations. The jury had the option of choosing involuntary manslaughter, but did not do so.
The panel also found Spector guilty of using a firearm in committing a crime.
Spector exhibited no reaction to the verdict. His attorney argued that he should remain free on bail pending the May 29 sentencing, but Judge Larry Paul Fidler remanded him to jail immediately.
Second-degree murder carries a penalty of 15 years to life in prison, and the firearm charge carries up to three years in prison.
Yahoo! News has it all.