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  1. #1
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    Spector Jury deadlocked 7 to 5

    What a freakin' waste of time and money..... Can they just say if you are semi-famous and have some cash you're not guilty in California? If they loose this one they'll be 0-3 (OJ, Blake and now Spector)

    Jury at an impasse in Spector murder trial
    Judge considering giving jurors option to consider manslaughter charge
    BREAKING NEWS
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 3:12 p.m. MT Sept 18, 2007
    LOS ANGELES - The foreman of the jury in Phil Spector’s murder trial told the judge Tuesday that the panel is at an impasse of 7 to 5, but he did not indicate which way it was leaning.

    “At this time I don’t believe that anything else will change the positions of the jurors,” the foreman said when Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler asked if there was anything he could do to help.

    Polled individually, some jurors agreed with the foreman and others disagreed. One suggested further instruction about reasonable doubt.

    The judge then sent the panelists back into the jury room to discuss the situation with lawyers, saying he intended to send the jurors home for the day.

    The defense immediately asked for a mistrial, but the judge denied it on grounds that three jurors indicated further instructions may help.

    The record producer is charged with second-degree murder, and the judge previously ruled that the panel would decide only that charge and not consider lesser charges such as manslaughter.

    However, Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler told the attorneys he was reconsidering and might instruct the jury to consider a lesser charge.

    Spector, 67, is charged in the Feb. 3, 2003, shooting of actress Lana Clarkson, 40. The case went to the jury Sept. 10.

    Clarkson was killed by a bullet fired from a gun inside her mouth. The defense contended in the long trial that she had many personal problems and killed herself either by accident or suicide.


    Spector was a producer of hit rock music records decades ago, creating what became known as the “Wall of Sound” recording technique.

    Clarkson had modest success as the star of Roger Corman’s 1985 cult film “Barbarian Queen.” She was working as a hostess at the House of Blues when she met Spector and went home with him after work, just hours before she died.

    © 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20840541/

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    Well, he got 19 to life on the retrial.

    Life it is.

    RIP
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

    “I got the degree of Stamp-licker from the Bezuzus Mail-order University”
    Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis

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    Al Pacino plays him during the trial with Helen Mirren as his lawyer. HBO movie you probably missed.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Phil Spector, Famed Music Producer Imprisoned in Slaying, Dies at 81

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/a...ctor-dead.html

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    RIP a master. All Things Must Pass.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    True Story: I used to work as a wholesaler in life insurance, specializing in tricky, often one-off policies for the ultra wealthy. One day we got a call from Spector's attorney saying he needed $10M in insurance, even though he was in prison. Lowest premium we could broker was $2M.

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    Per year? Damn. That's still a hell of deal if you know you are going to kick it shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    RIP a master. All Things Must Pass.
    I guess he figured out The Art of Dying.
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    He had already figured out The Art of Killing.
    ¡Órale, vato!

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