Phil Spector's Lawyers Lobbying For New Trial
Fri, 20 May 2011 13:08:05
Ugh! Jailed music producer Phil Spector is looking to make the third time, er, trial the charm! The Associated Press reporters that lawyers for the music producer, known for creating the "wall of sound" technique, have asked an appeals court to take a second look at his arguments for a new trial. Spector's first trial ended in a hung jury while the second ended in his conviction.
In a petition to the California 2nd District Court of Appeal, the attorneys said the court's rejection of Spector's murder conviction appeal has left the legal community incredulous.
They suggested the court failed to consider the defense claim that the trial judge violated his neutrality in the case by allowing the prosecution to show a videotape of himself in closing arguments.
Spector was convicted two years ago of shooting actress Lana Clarkson to death at his Alhambra mansion in 2003. He's serving 19 years to life in prison on a second-degree murder conviction.
What do you think of Phil Spector's lawyers attempting to forge another trial?