Specter Mug Shot
Somehow I missed this… so Phil is finallyenjoying life at Corcoran? It’s is nice to see for once that LA can dispense justice. Took years, but the jury did come through. Lest you feel sorry for him, he had a thing for Russian Roulette.
Phil Spector allegedly lost some of his teeth after being involved in a brawl in jail.
The legendary music producer – who was jailed last June for 19 years for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson – has reportedly been in a number of fights since he got to jail, and had some of his teeth knocked out in one brawl.
Spector’s friend Steven Escobar, said: “Phil has quite a mouth on him. Not everyone understands his humor. He said the wrong thing to the wrong inmate in the yard.
“He mouthed off to a big guy, who punched him. At first, Phil said he fell down a flight of stairs. Later, he told family and friends what really happened.”
Escobar said the star had suffered a bruised nose, a black eye and two missing teeth in the violent beating.
Spector’s trial, in which jurors deliberated for 30 hours, then announced a guilty verdict on the second-degree murder charge. Fidler had ruled jurors also could consider the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Spector’s first murder trial in 2007 ended in a mistrial as jurors said they couldn’t reach a verdict after 15 days of deliberations. Jurors then were deadlocked 10-2 in favor of conviction.
Fidler declined to allow Spector to remain free on bail pending sentencing, citing Spector’s years-long “pattern of violence” involving firearms.
“This was not an isolated incident,” Fidler said, noting Spector’s two firearms-related convictions from the 1970s. “The taking of an innocent human life, it doesn’t get any more serious than that.”
In closing arguments at the retrial, prosecutor Truc Do called Spector “a very dangerous man” who “has a history of playing Russian roulette with women — six women. Lana just happened to be the sixth.” http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/29/spector.sentencing/index.html