UPDATED 2-21-2012 Edited for accuracy
Phil Spector conviction booking photo
My wonderful friends in the MSM dropped me some news yesterday. Tomorrow, February 21st, 2012, it is expected the US Supreme Court will decide whether or not to hear Spector's appeal on his murder conviction in the death of Lana Clarkson. If they refuse to hear the appeal, his murder conviction is final. Does anyone want to place any bets on whether or not the Supreme Court will hear his appeal?
But it's not really "over". There still is one last appeal that Spector can file and it's a common one filed by many convicts. Spector can file a writ of habeas corpus in federal court. It's basically a civil suit filed against the warden of a prison with the allegation that the inmate is being wrongly imprisoned. It's an easy wager that Spector will file this writ. However, it rarely (if ever) results in a prisoner being released from custody.
People occasionally ask me how the trial bride, Rachelle Short Spector is doing. I haven't a clue how she's doing, but I expect she's not doing too bad, now that she has "the castle" all to herself (I'm betting she redecorated and tore out that hideous blood red carpeting) and she doesn't have to sleep with her husband any more. (I can't imagine that was ever a pleasant experience.) I mean, the thought of that just makes one go "Ick!" and cringe inside, doesn't it? Last anyone heard, she still visits her murdering hubby on weekends. What a fun trip up the I-5 that must be.
Thankfully, the Clarkson's civil suit was settled on the 9-year anniversary of Lana's death. The details of the settlement are unknown at this time, but it's a good bet that Spector did not admit to anything.
The US Supreme Court declined to hear Spector's appeal. They did not give any comment on the decision. I'll report as soon as I hear when Spector has filed the writ.