April 21, 2011 By Wallin & Klarich

Lawyers of legendary producer Phil Spector have asked for a third trial for their convicted client. The 71-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was convicted by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury in April 2009 of second degree murder for the 2003 shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector received a prison sentence of 19 years to life.

The appeal of the conviction was heard on Tuesday, April 12 by the California Courts of Appeals without Spector in attendance. His attorneys argued that both trials were unjustly influenced by testimonies from five women who claimed to be victims of gun-related incidents at the hands of the troubled producer in the past.

Even behind bars, Spector has been a busy man. In June 2010, he released the debut record from his then-29-year-old wife, Rachelle, marking his first album in 30 years. She joined Ike and Tina Turner, the Beatles, the Ramones, the Ronettes and Cher on his amazing list of credits.

If the appellate court grants Spector a new trial, it would be his third. Spector’s lawyers in both trials contended he did not kill Clarkson and suggested that forensic evidence showed was depressed and shot herself in the mouth.

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