That’s how Roger Rosen described his fellow Spector defense lawyer, Christopher Plourd to Judge Larry Paul Fidler as he and the rest of the legal defense team made their exit from further proceedings. Let me not fail to mention that bay area lawyer Dennis Riordan is still on board for the limited capacity of filing various motions. Don’t expect Riordan to make local appearances for Spector in the near future.
The purpose of this mornings proceeding's was to sort out the retrial of the legendary record producer who still faces a murder charge in connection with the mysterious death of Lana Clarkson.
Even Christopher Plourd has no clue what role he will continue to play in this pending case.
The very petite lead prosecutor, Alan Jackson has not bothered to shave since the mistrial. Jackson was looking like he’s back from a week long bender with Jose Cuervo.
Even Judge Fidler recognized that Spector will have a difficult time finding a qualified lawyer with a calendar that is wide open and free for the next full year it will take handle a second trial.
Prosecutor Alan Jackson wants to pick the new jury next week. That’s just not going to happen.
Also in court this morning was Donna Clarkson, Lana Clarkson’s mother. She has been strung along by this dubious prosecution now for four long years. She is the real victim who’s been mislead by both cops and prosecutors about Spector’s involvement in her daughter’s death. I’d like to think she’s not motivated by greed to loot Spector’s estate. She seems ever so lonely but maintains a veil of dignity. I know she’d like to scream at Spector, his lawyers and those jurors that refused to convict. Mrs. Clarkson has demonstrated strong character by her very proper behavior. I wish she somehow could have intervened in her daughter’s suffering while she was still alive.
Donna Clarkson would probably hate me and my blog but I wish I could somehow take the hurt away from her. Donna Clarkson lost her precious and troubled daughter. Lana Clarkson was every bit of the star she wanted to be in her mother’s eyes. The most natural thing for this mother is to assign blame and seek justice for what she believed to be a murder. There is no cure for this grieving mother’s sorrow.
When this morning’s hearing was over both Rosen and Plourd tried to answer every reporter’s questions once they left the courtroom. I can’t imagine what emotional journeys these lawyers are going through right now. They given three or more years of their lives to this effort they won’t get back.
We will just have to wait and see just who will sign on to this case for the defense. The new trial will be very different and at this point totally unpredictable. Of course a second trial is never a sure thing since here are issues that may prevent that from happening. Again, if there is a second trial let’s hope it’s fair and brings a fair disposition.
Some fine lawyer choices for Phil Spector:
Roy Black (FL), Gerald Schwartzback (CA), Richard Kibby (FL), Richard Gierloff (AZ),