Phil Spector Charged with Murder

11-20-03 Keavin
Music producer Phil Spector was charged Thursday with murder in the shooting of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson. 

Spector isn’t having a very good week. First one of the most successful albums he produced featuring his “Wall of Sound” production technique was re-released without his treatment (The Beatles “Let It Be… Naked") and now he faces murder charges.  

Spector is expected to be arraigned at 3:30 p.m.  local time at the Alhambra Superior Court house, according to a statement from the Los Angeles district attorney's office. 

The 62-year-old record producer was arrested on February 3rd after police found Clarkson's body in a pool of blood at the entrance to his mansion. Police were called out to the mansion by Spector’s driver who reported hearing gun shots inside the house. 

Spector was not charged at that time and was released on $1 million bail while the district attorney’s office decided if they had enough evidence to charge the famed record producer. It appears they do.

Spector of course says that he didn’t commit the murder; he told Esquire magazine that he believes Clarkson may have shot herself. 

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