The jury in Phil Spector’s murder trial deliberated for a second day Tuesday, then retired for the evening without reporting a verdict.
Spector, 67, is accused of second-degree murder in the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson, 40, in the record producer’s Alhambra mansion about 5 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2003.
Clarkson died when a .38-caliber revolver went off inside her mouth several hours after she met Spector at her job as a nightclub hostess and went to his home for a drink. She was seated in a chair of a foyer.
During five months of testimony, prosecutors presented a chauffeur who said that Spector came out of his home holding a gun and said, “I think I killed somebody.”
The defense contended that Clarkson was depressed over her flagging acting career and personal problems and killed herself either in a suicide or by accident.
Spector did not testify. He would face a sentence of 15 years to life in prison if convicted.