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Phil Spector Trial

Judge, Jury and Record Producer: A Critic Looks at Phil Spector

Zach Hindin | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Hindin

We owe the special nuance of the word "innocent" to a striking case of mistaken identity. The point Mamet appears to be making in the HBO movie is that innocence is not a pure state of being to be detected by a jury of one's peers.

Al Pacino Plays Phil Spector in HBO Film

Jay Weston | Posted 05.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I have very mixed feelings about the Mamet film. I thought it was truncated, disturbing, prejudiced... and featured two stunning performances by Pacino and Helen Mirren.

Phil Spector's Wife Gives HuffPost Live Exclusive Interview

Posted 03.21.2013 | Crime

Rachelle Spector has had a change of heart. After criticizing a new HBO film about her husband as "inaccurate," the wife of iconic music producer a...

How Al Pacino Became Convicted Killer Phil Spector

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.05.2013 | Entertainment

PASADENA, Calif. -- Al Pacino said Friday that he decided not to meet famed record producer and convicted killer Phil Spector before portraying him in...

Celebrity Trial Quiz: "If It Doesn't Fit You Must ....."

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 07.12.2012 | Crime

When celebrities go to court, even a simple shoplift case can become a national obsession. From Winona Ryder's sticky fingers to Phil Spector's murder...

Last Chance: Phil Spector To Appeal Murder Conviction To Supreme Court

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 02.15.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — A lawyer for imprisoned music legend Phil Spector is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his murder conviction, arguing his co...

CA Supreme Court Refuses Phil Spector Appeal

AP | Posted 10.17.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The California Supreme Court on Thursday refused to consider legendary rock music producer Phil Spector's appeal of his murder con...

PHOTO: Al Pacino Rocks Crazy Disguise For New Film

Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment

A legendary music producer who helped shepherd in R&B and worked with some of the biggest names in rock history, Phil Spector's career already warrant...

Phil Spector Appeals Murder Conviction

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for legendary music producer Phil Spector have asked an appellate court to throw out his second-degree murder conviction o...

Los Angeles Crime: 2009 in Review

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robin Sax

After perusing dozens of media outlets, I'd like to remind you specifically of 12 crime stories -- one for every juror on a panel -- from 2009 (plus one for good luck!).

Phil Spector Wears Obama Button To Murder Trial

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama got some unusual support on Tuesday from music producer and alleged murderer Phil Spector. Spector, on trial for second d...

Phil Spector Endorses Obama At Own Murder Trial

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gee, thanks, Phil. They keep coming, these dubious endorsements. But, hey, any publicity in a political campaign -- except crooked friends, indictmen...

Round Two: Phil Spector Murder Trial Set, Again

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A judge who is waiting for a state Supreme Court decision on whether he will preside over Phil Spector's second murder trial went ...

Spector Jury Goes Back To Deliberate With "Unorthodox" Instrustions

AP | Linda Deutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jurors in Phil Spector's murder trial resumed deliberations after a two-day break with a new set of instructions from the judge that legal experts dee...

Phil Spector Judge Receives Death Threat

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

An Internet posting that appeared to threaten the judge in Phil Spector's murder trial has become the latest twist in the lurid court case. The jury...

Spector Jury Tells Judge They Can't Reach Verdict

AP | Linda Deutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The foreman of the jury in Phil Spector's murder trial told the judge Tuesday that the panel is at an impasse of 7 to 5, but he did not indicate which...

Spector Trial Goes To The Jury Amid New Controversy

AP | Linda Deutsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The murder case against record producer Phil Spector went to the jury Monday after Spector's wife sparred with the judge over a gag order and Spector ...