Music heavy-weight Phil Spector has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Lana Clarkson six years ago. The jury took nine days of deliberations to convict Spector.
The music producer is said to have listened to the verdict in silence in a Los Angeles courtroom. He was remanded into custody until his sentencing on May 29.
The Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina Turner are among the greats that Spector has worked with as a producer. He was often said to be a bully in the studio with a love of guns and an unusual personality.
Witnesses during the course of his murder trial told of being threatened at gunpoint as far back as the 1970’s.
A previous trial had resulted in a deadlocked jury.
Spector could face up to 18 years in prison when the judge announces his sentence.
The trial began in October with the prosecution portraying Spector as a sadistic misogynist.