Los Angeles, CA—Prosecutor’s know they have a paper thin case against music legend, Phil Spector in connection with the death of Lana Clarkson. The facts in the way of a conviction are that the woman was a drug addicted, alcoholic with the weight of the world on her despondent shoulders and the fact that the science of this case exonerates Spector.
The trial has been a non-stop hate campaign and character assassination of the producer by a lifetime's collection former jilted girlfriends. Then there’s the illegal alien limo driver who got a free Green Card for telling the cops what they wanted to hear. He claimed to have heard a “confession quote” from a distraught mumbling Phil Spector.
Prosecutors fought tooth and nail for a lesser charge because they know a lesser conviction is easier to obtain. That’s a disingenuous reason to say the least. Judge Larry Paul Fidler has done all he could do to help prosecutors convict Spector. Now the judge included an uncharged Involuntary Manslaughter count to allow the jury to compromise rather than acquit. A compromise by jury members is wrong. Either Spector is a murderer or he’s not.
Under our system of law it is better that ten guilty men go free than one innocent man be convicted, except in the court of Judge Larry Paul Fidler.
The jury will struggle with a guess as to what they think really happened and arrive at a verdict. A guess is wrong since there must be proof beyond a reasonable doubt. I stand convinced that the filing of charges in this case was a travesty.
If Spector is convicted of either charge he will die in prison. That fate should be based on more than a guess.