Is Phil Spector the next OJ? Who am I kidding. No one can replace OJ except another white girl loving, African American athlete/entertainer accused of murder. Nevertheless, this will be interesting to see how it plays out.
LOS ANGELES – For decades, famed music producer Phil Spector was a recluse, hiding in his hilltop suburban castle. It took the gunshot death there of a glamorous actress who starred in a cult movie to force him out into the Hollywood spotlight.
“‘I think I killed somebody,'” Spector was quoted as saying by his chauffeur, Adriano De Souza. The chauffeur also told a grand jury that Spector had emerged from his mansion holding a gun, with blood on his hands.
De Souza said he asked what happened and Spector responded: “‘I don’t know.'”
On Monday, the search begins for jurors to decide if the 66-year-old Spector is guilty of murdering Lana Clarkson on Feb. 3, 2003, after taking her home with him from the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip.
Clarkson was found slumped dead in a chair in the foyer, her teeth blown out by a gunshot to her mouth.
The coroner’s office called it a homicide — “death by the hand of another” — but also noted that Clarkson had gunshot residue on both of her hands and may have pulled the trigger.
Posted by Rich (subbing for Lo)