Spector Sentenced To 19 Years Behind Bars
Music producer Phil Spector has been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
Spector was convicted of killing the actress in April (09).
Clarkson was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in the foyer of the music mogul's Alhambra, California mansion in 2003.
His lawyers are planning to appeal his conviction.
It took two trials, spread out over six years, to put Spector behind bars - a hung jury and a mistrial marked the end of Spector’s first murder trial in September 2007.
The second trial began late last year (08) and resulted in Spector, the mastermind behind the Wall of Sound recordings, being found guilty of second-degree murder in April.
During the two trials, the record producer was portrayed as a gun-loving "monster" who liked to pick on women assistants and girlfriends.
Former girlfriends and assistants lined up to testify against the mogul.
Throughout the case, Spector and his legal team maintained depressed Clarkson shot herself.
Many believe the key to the producer's conviction was his former driver's testimony in both the original trial and retrial - the chauffeur claimed Spector told him, "I think I killed somebody," immediately after the shooting.