The Intern’s Blog: Jailhouse Rock! Phil Spector Convicted of Murder

The Intern's Blog: Jailhouse Rock! Phil Spector Convicted of Murder

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Legendary songwriter turned rock producer turned gun-slinger Phil Spector has a new title to live up to: murderer.

The music legend was convicted of 2nd degree murder charges in a California court on April 13 for the 2003 shooting of actress Lana Clarkson.  The 69-year-old Spector showed no emotion as his verdict was read: guilty on counts of 2nd degree murder, illegal possession of a firearm, and grossly overproducing Let it Be.

After the verdict was read, the “first tycoon of teen” was taken into custody to await his sentencing hearing on May 29th.  Spector faces anywhere from 18 years to life in prison.  However, on the bright side, fans can anxiously await the Ronettes reunion, Live from San Quentin.

– John Gladwin

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