Spector Found Guilty

Music titan Phil Spector has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2003 slaying of actress Lana Clarkson. The 69-year-old producer, whose 2007 trial for the murder ended in mistrial, faces up to 18 years in prison. Spector’s legal team had sought to portray Clarkson’s grisly murder—she was shot in the mouth at his Alhambra mansion—as a suicide. The prosecution, meanwhile portrayed the “Wall of Sound” creator as “a sadistic misogynist who had a three-decade “history of playing Russian roulette with the lives of women” when he was drunk,” the Los Angeles Times reports.