A Los Angeles County jury convicted Phil Spector of actress Lana Clarkson's
murder last month, a year and a half after his first trial had ended in a mistrial
after the jury had deadlocked, unable to agree upon a verdict.
At the sentencing hearing, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Larry
Paul Fidler sentenced Spector to serve 19 years to life in prison. Meaning
Spector would not be eligible for parole until he is 88 years old.
Spector's lawyer said his client was focused on his appeal and eager
to get through the sentencing so he could move to a prison facility nicer
than the Los Angeles County Jail where he has been held since the conviction.
Judge Fidler denied defense arguments for a new trial and also ordered
Spector to pay about $26,000 for Clarkson's funeral expenses and the
cost of counseling provided to her mother and sister.
If you or someone you know has been charged with murder or manslaughter,
contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert M. Bernstein today. When facing murder or manslaughter charges in California, your very life
may be at stake.
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