Music producer to be sentenced next month


Phil Spector has been convicted of murdering actress Lana Clarkson.

The 40-year-old woman died of a gunshot fired into her mouth in the foyer of the music producer’s LA mansion in 2003.

The 68-year-old had pleaded not guilty, but a jury at Los Angeles Superior Court was unanimous in its verdict of second degree murder.

Spector will be sentenced on 29 May, and faces between 15 years and life in prison. It is thought he plans to appeal.

‘I don’t think justice was done today,’ said his lawyer Doron Weinberg.

An earlier trial was abandoned in 2007 after a jury failed to reach a unanimous decision.