Phil Spector A Demonic Maniac: ProsecutorMarch 24th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by GD
In a dimly lit courtroom that took onlookers back to the Alhambra Estate where actress Lara Clarkson was shot to death six years ago, a prosecutor called the legendary music producer, Phil Spector a “demonic maniac” who had “a history of playing Russian roulette with the lives of women.”
Deputy Dist. Atty. Truc Do said, “By the grace of God, five other women got the empty chamber and lived to tell,” referring to a number of former love interests who testified at Spector’s murder retrial about their horrifying encounters with him. But Lara, who was shot to death in a chair on Spector’s foyer six years ago “just happened to be the sixth woman who got the bullet.”
In a two hour argument that was aided by audiovisual presentations, Do said that Spector was a sadistic celebrity who thought “all women . . . deserve a bullet in their head”. Spector sat expressionless through the trial though his defense attorney objected to impermissible attacks on Spector’s character. Jurors are expected to start deliberating on the charges by the end of this week. It is theirs to decide whether Spector acted criminally in the death of Clarkson as prosecutors argue he had pulled a gun on her as he had with his other female guests because he was drunk and she had wanted to end their evening together. Defense claims that Clarkson was depressed over her career issues and rising financial problems and killed herself.
Do presented numerous evidence that seem to show Spector was involved in the shooting and that Clarkson had struggled before she was killed.
Spector may have to spend 18 years in prison if he is convicted of second degree murder. Or he may get two to four years in prison if he is convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
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