Despite a 10-2 discrepancy of juror's thinking Phil Spector was guilty of second-degree murder in September of 2007, a mistrial was declared after the jury -- who deliberated for 15 days -- was unable to reach a verdict. Now, after only 30 hours of deliberation, the retrial of the (in)famous producer in the death of actress Lana Clarkson has resulted in a guilty verdict.
According to CNN, Spector wore a black suit with a red tie and showed no reaction as the verdict was announced. Now 69, he faces a sentence of 18 years to life in prison when he is sentenced May 29.
Asked if he agreed to the sentencing date, Spector quietly answered, "Yes."
Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler declined to allow Spector to remain free on bail pending sentencing, citing Spector's years-long "pattern of violence" involving firearms.
"This was not an isolated incident," Fidler said, noting Spector's two previous firearm-related convictions from the 1970s. "The taking of an innocent human life, it doesn't get any more serious than that."