Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Six Years Ago Today...

Six years ago today, at around 5:00 am in the morning, Lana Clarkson was shot dead in the castle like home of music producer legend, Philip Spector. After a grand jury hearing, Spector was ultimately charged with second degree murder in late 2004.

Spector's first trial ended September 26, 2007, in a hung jury, 10 to 2, with the majority of jurors voting towards guilt. The retrial started on October 29th, 2008.

Today marks the thirty-seventh day of trial and the sixth day in the presentation of the defense case. The trial is expected to wrap up sometime in late March or early April.

Six years later, Lana Clarkson's family is still waiting for a verdict.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Lana Clarkson.

Susan said...

Late March??? Early April??? Oh god love you for covering this for us.

Lee in Oz said...

It is hard to imagine how difficult it must be for Lana's family, having endured the past 6 years and as yet having received no justice for her death. I fervently hope that after this trial, they will have closure.

Barry said...

R.I.P Lana - We have not forgotten you. And there are good people trying to ge justice for you

Anonymous said...

I am not a vengeful person...

but I do think that if someone was negligent-- in this case by an alcohol problem and possible character faults never dealt with, be it his killing an innocent pedestrian while driving drunk or ramming a pistol down a woman's throat when out of control from drugs, alcohol or just plain lack of self-control, that this person needs to confess,--

and if he doesn't confess, then I believe he needs to be given the time and opportunity to reflect on why he is now in prison. 6 years is way too long....

That is what the justice system is for. If this were just an ordinary person who couldn't afford the fancy schmantzy lawyers, the high priced experts and their ability to keep the ball rolling, the ordinary Joe would be in a jumpsuit watching TV, playing cards, and eating food off of trays.

Those beautiful eyes of Lana which look out on us all need some closure in her senseless death.