Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Phil Spector Appeal: Riordan Requests a Do-Over From the 2nd District Court of Appeals

Phil Spector and his hairdo at one of his pretrial hearings

Since I've been knee-deep in covering the James Fayed murder-for-hire trial in Dept. 109 and oblivious to Spector news, I'd like to give a big thanks to Marc Germain of Talk Radio One for the heads up on this story.

The Associated Press is reporting that Phil Spector's appellate attorney Dennis Riordan, has filed a petition with the California 2nd District Court of Appeals for a "second look" at their unanimous decision affirming the conviction of Phil Spector of second degree murder in the death of Lana Clarkson. The appellate ruling came down on May 2nd, 2011 after oral arguments were heard on April 12th of this year.

This is no surprise to me since back when the 2nd District Court of Appeals published their decision, Riordan indicated he would file this petition.

LA Times Blog Riordan vows to appeal

NY Times ArtsBeat: Riordan vows to appeal decision

2nd District Court of Appeals Decision