Phil Spector

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Phil Spector has already had two trials. He's now asking for a third.

His attorneys filed a 148-page brief Wednesday appealing the record producer's second-degree murder conviction for shooting actress Lana Clarkson in 2003. He's currently serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life.

Among the reasons Spector's conviction should be overturned, according to his legal camp, is misconduct on the part of prosecutors, who they say encouraged the jury to convict the 70-year-old Spector because he was a bad guy, character-wise.

They also alledge judicial misconduct, writing that the prosecution showed a video to the jury in court featuring the L.A. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler commenting on evidence in the case.

It will most likely take at least a year for the state appellate court to issue a ruling.


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