Phil Spector Retrial: Day Two

Testimony opens in Los Angeles

Phil Spector Retrial: Day Two
Following a day of opening statements last week, the first witness in the murder retrial of music producer Phil Spector was called today in Los Angeles, as a New York City detective took to the stand.

Retired police detective Vincent Tannazzo told the court today that he worked as security at parties that Spector attended, and that he heard the producer make threatening and violent comments about women.

Tannazzo, who became a private bodyguard after leaving the force, said that Spector used foul language, and said women should be shot, reports the Associated Press.

Spector is standing trial for the second time for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson after she was found shot to death in his Alhambra mansion in February 2003.

The original trial ended in deadlock last year with a 10-2 vote in favour of a guilty verdict for second-degree murder.

--By our New York staff.
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