Phil Spector trial halted due to juror injury

The first day of testimony is postponed

The first day of testimony in Phil Spector‘s murder retrial has been postponed because one of the jurors is injured.

An alternate juror reportedly fell in the parking lot of the Los Angeles court this morning (October 30) and injured his foot.

Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler made the decision to postpone testimony until next week because he is hesitant to lose the juror, who expressed his desire to continue on the case after receiving medical treatment.

The trial is set to resume on Monday, reports the Associated Press.

Spector — the pioneer behind the 1960s Wall Of Sound technique — is accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his Los Angeles mansion on February 3, 2003.

After five months of heated testimony last year, the jury reached a 10-2 deadlock in favour of convicting Spector, which resulted in the judge declaring a mistrial.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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