Friday, February 3, 2012
I happened to see DDA Alan Jackson in Department 104 this morning, who was there on another matter. He reminded me about the date today.
Nine years ago today, the life of this beautiful and vibrant woman was cut short by Phil Spector on a drunken binge rampage. It took six years and two trials for a verdict to be reached and justice served. My new life as a crime blogger began with this case when I started covering it in February, 2007. Back then, I never could have predicted the friendships I've forged or the events I experienced. One of the most memorable that still stays with me today, was visiting Lana's niche at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. I'll be lighting a special candle for her tonight.
Update 9:01 pm:
Spector settled the civil suit against him for Lana's death.