The jury composed of six men and six women returned the verdict after 30 hours. Recently, the defense was hit with a series of negative rulings by the court. I discussed these rulings with Spector, 69, only a couple days ago.
Clarkson, 40, was found dead, slumped in a chair in the foyer of Spector’s home with a gunshot through her mouth. The defense argued suicide. The first trial resulted in a mistrial in September 2007.
Clarkson starred in 1985’s “Barbarian Queen” and the 1987 spoof “Amazon Women on the Moon.” She was working at the House of Blues as a hostess when she died.
Spector’s bio contains the following information:
Phillip Spector (born December 25, 1940) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer.
Coming to prominence in the early 1960s, Spector became one of the most distinctive producers in the history of popular music. He was hailed in his heyday by Tom Wolfe as the “First Tycoon of Teen.” The originator of the famous “Wall of Sound” production technique, Spector was a pioneer of the 1960s’ girl group sound and clocked in over twenty-five Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1965. In later years he worked with various artists, including Ike and Tina Turner, The Beatles, and Ramones with similar success. In 1989, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer.