LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Famed music producer Phil Spector was convicted of second-degree murder Monday by the Los Angeles jury who heard his retrial.
Spector's 5-month-long retrial ended late last month and the jury announced its verdict Monday after about 30 hours of deliberations, CNN said. Spector, 69, reportedly faces a minimum of 18 years in prison when he is sentenced for the 2003 shooting death of Lana Clarkson, an actress and club hostess.
Spector's attorney maintained that Clarkson could have killed herself in Spector's Alhambra, Calif., home and that only reasonable doubt was required to acquit his client.
The producer's first trial ended in a hung jury and was declared a mistrial in September 2007. His second trial began last October.