This from the Associated Press, covering the Phil Spector murder trial downtown. Mr. Spector has a new hair-do for the occaision:
Jury selection for music producer Phil Spector’s murder retrial began Monday.
About 80 prospects reported to court Monday and an initial group of 18 has been
chosen for questioning.
Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler asked the nine men and nine women if they can be fair and impartial and follow his instructions.
Spector is charged with second-degree murder in the 2003 death of Lana Clarkson.
The 40-year-old actress died of a gunshot through the mouth while sitting in
the foyer of his Alhambra mansion.
Spector’s first trial ended a year ago when jurors deadlocked 10-2, with the
majority favoring conviction. Spector’s defense suggested Clarkson shot