The judge rejects claims the transcripts being published would hinder a fair trial...
Documents relating to PHIL SPECTOR’s murder trial will be made public, a judge has ruled.
Los Angeles judge Larry Paul Fiddler rejected arguments from the producer’s legal team that publishing transcripts from grand jury hearings would hinder a fair trial, according to the BBC.
Spector’s lawyer Bruce Cutler claimed that the 1,000-word transcript of the hearing which decided that the producer should stand trial was “full of lies”, while Roger Rosen said: “They will go out and sell their newspapers. But this will have an effect on Mr Spector’s life.”
Meanwhile, prosecutors arguing for the documents to be made public claimed that Los Angeles is used to celebrity trials, and that the time since Spector found fame would ensure a fair trial.
Douglas Sortino argued: “Nearly all of the hit records he produced were made in the 1960s and 1970s. It is likely that most people who came of age after that period have no idea of who he is and no current interest in what he has done.”
Spector denies murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his home in February last year. He is currently free on $1million bail.