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Spector Mistrial!

9/26/2007 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Phil SpectorThe judge in the Phil Spector murder trial has declared a mistrial, as jurors announced they were hopelessly deadlocked.

In the courtroom today, the jury foreperson told the judge that they were deadlocked 10 - 2 -- with 10 jurors voting for a guilty verdict.

Prosecutors charged Spector with the murder of actress Lana Clarkson nearly five years ago. Spector's attorneys had argued Clarkson committed suicide.

A spokeswoman for the District Attorney told the LA Times "We will try Phil Spector again" and said her office was disappointed with the outcome of the trial

All parties will be back in court on October 3rd.

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16.

gossip fan    

Another LA jury strikes again!!!

2529 days ago
17.

I don't believe Howard    

Shame on this jury. Were they paid off or just the dumbest people (at least 2 of them) on the face of the earth.

2529 days ago
18.

angel46    

Ignorant in California. Only the most stupid one get picked to serve on juries.

2529 days ago
19.

bored 2tears    

OJ
ROBERT BLAKE
PHIL SPECTOR
ALL MURDERERS, ALL RICH, ALL GUILTY
WHERE DO THEY FIND THESE DUMB ASS JURORS???
ONLY PEOPLE IN PRISON IN CALIFORNIA ARE POOR PEOPLE

2529 days ago
20.

Larson E. Whipsnade    

Interesting comments. Why bother to have a jury hear evidence and testimony...

2529 days ago
21.

bored 2tears    

JUST STAY THE HELL OUT OF TEXAS,BECAUSE HERE WE DON'T MESS AROUND. IF YOU COMMIT MURDER, YOU WILL FRY!!!

2529 days ago
22.

lilly    

What is the wrong with the LA population?? Or better yet who are the government morons choosing these twelve people???? Yet another gets away with murder .... Shame, shame, shame ...

2529 days ago
23.

Boris Geiss    

I don't think he did it. i think she realized there was no trick she could turn that would change her desperate life, and challenged him to make things happen for her or she would cause a stink. he said no, get out, and she turned the gun on herself. She was that desperate. When you go to Phil spector's 'cASTLE' IN alhambra at midnight feeling entitled to better screen roles because you work as a hostess at a club, you are desperate. if he shot her it was agame and death by misadventure, but not murder. Spector didn't murder someone to go the OJ trial route for publicity.

2529 days ago
24.

Ewwwwww    



Go pick 12 random people from anywhere and see what you get.

My guess is NOT 12 brilliant people - who else can spend months listening to all of the bs.

The population as a whole isn't exactly brilliant - just go outside and watch the idiots for a while.

2529 days ago
25.

Mark    

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS................................

2529 days ago
26.

Grandpapopo    

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2529 days ago
27.

candy    

You folks amaze me all the time. The vote was 10 - 2 but doesn't say which way. You automatically assume it was 10 guilty and 2 not guilty. No ands ifs or buts. However, murder and manslaughter are different types of killing and manslaughter was not even a consideration in this case.

2529 days ago
28.

Ava    

he was not aquitted nor did he "get off". it is a mistrail, he can be re-tried by another jury.

2529 days ago
29.

bored 2tears    

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I GIVE YOU ONE OF THE DUMBASS JURORS!!!


22. I don't think he did it. i think she realized there was no trick she could turn that would
change her desperate life, and challenged him to make things happen for her or she would cause a stink. he said no, get out, and she turned the gun on herself. She was that desperate. When you go to Phil spector's 'cASTLE' IN alhambra at midnight feeling entitled to better screen roles because you work as a hostess at a club, you are desperate. if he shot her it was agame and death by misadventure, but not murder. Spector didn't murder someone to go the OJ trial route for publicity.

POSTED BY HATEBUSH,,


WHAT A DUMBASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2529 days ago
30.

lilly    

What an insult to the victim's family, this freak murders their loved one and gets away with it. Spector sure chose the right state to commit murder ....

2529 days ago
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