Phil Spector trial postponed

It is expected to take place in September

Phil Spector’s murder trial has been postponed until September 11 because of scheduling conflicts between prosecutors and a defence lawyer.

A judge has agreed to put the date of the trial back due to one of the music producer’s lawyers being involved in a trial in New York.

According to BBC News, Spector’s case had been due to go to court on April 24, but his lawyer’s other commitments are expected to overrun that date.

The producer – credited with inventing the ‘Wall Of Sound’ technique – denies shooting actress Lana Clarkson in February of 2003. He claims that she committed suicide.

Currently free on $1 million (£573,461) bail, Spector attended the court hearing yesterday (March 22) in Los Angeles under the escort of two body guards but declined to comment.