Music legend wants yet another new defence team for trial
Phil Spector will be retried for murder, it was confirmed today.
At a hearing in Los Angeles, Prosecutor Alan Jackson said that Spector will be retried by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, although a date has not been set for the trial.
Meanwhile, Spector has sought a new legal team for the retrial, according to a member of his defence team.
Christopher Plourd told the court that Spector is looking for a new lawyer, says the Associated Press. The new team will be the fouth to defend Spector in court. During his first trial, Spector went through three legal teams – he fired the first, while the second resigned.
The trial ended in a mistrial last month after the jury deadlocked
10-to-2. The majority of the jury were in favour of a guilty verdict.
During the retrial Spector will once again be tried for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who was shot dead in his Alhambra, CA mansion in February 2003.
Stay tuned to NME.COM for daily updates from the courtroom when the trial begins.
–By our New York staff.