Phil Spector

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Three days is all the extra time Phil Spector is going to get.

On Friday, a California appeals court rejected his lawyers' request to halt the music producer's retrial for the 2003 murder of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson. They wanted to appeal the case on double jeopardy grounds and make sure prosecutors would not ask the jury to convict Spector, 68, on lesser charges of manslaughter.

The panel scheduled the retrial for October 2, three days after its original start date.

Spector's first courthouse showdown was declared a mistrial when the jury was deadlocked 10-2 in favor of a second-degree murder conviction.

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