Phil Spector’s attempt to overturn his murder conviction was rejected yesterday by a California appeals court.
The legendary record producer was convicted in 2009 of fatally shooting actress Lana Clarkson. Spector is currently serving a sentence of 19-years-to-life for second degree murder.
The appeals court dismissed the claim by Spector’s attorney that the prosecution should not have been allowed to call female witnesses who alleged Spector had threatened them with guns. The court also rejected the assertion that Clarkson might have killed herself.
Spector’s attorney Dennis Riordan later said that he would seek a re-hearing before the court and that he was prepared to petition the California Supreme Court.