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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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46.

JolieIsFake    

I'm shocked! Amazing at what morons lurk around us.

And stop with the childish first crap. It's old

2581 days ago
47.

Willy    

Was this a WHITE O.J. Trial?

2581 days ago
48.

ME    

Dumbass jurors! I hope the ones voting innocent die!

2581 days ago
49.

Mary    

The despicable character and his attorneys-to-the-wealthy must be feeling puffed up about knowing he killed Lana Clarkson and got off due to TWO JURORS who are, most likely, involved in the entertainment industry! We need to reinstate the mental institutions of the State of California for people like Phil Spector!

After seeing one of the most impressive judges, Larry Paul Fidler, and District Attorneys, Alan Jackson, in the State of California, endure five years of defense delays and the enduring and ridiculous FIVE MONTHS of trial, it hurts as a woman to see this freak going scot free!

Although I can see government dollars used more wisely, I hope Alan Jackson now goes for an expedient (retrial) as a message has been sent to the power hungry men in the entertainment industry that they can get away with abuse and even murder of young women in the industry.

If his young biotch wife posted that information on her Myspace site, I hope she is brought to trial and serves jail time providing her husband doesn't go crazy and do her in first as he did Lana Clarkson!

I'll never look at Linda Kinney-Baden nor Dr. Henry Lee in the same light, again. This trial and the Anna Nicole Smith saga have brought home the GREED of attorneys and science folks who jump into cases such as those to the wealthy here in the United States.

2581 days ago
50.

LnL    

So amazing, it is so disgusting how these "celebs" get off so damn easy. As a few of you have said only in America~~~ However on the flip side of that I'm super proud to be an American. He is trying to look so confused. Well it worked huh!!!

2581 days ago
51.

Democrats are evil    

The court system really needs to ditch the current system of jury selection and start hiring professional jurors. Maybe serving for one or two years so as to put intelligent minds to make quality judgments on the guilt or innocence of those charged with crimes. It is becoming so obvious that the random selected public is incapable of serving our society in a reliable way. To find Spector innocent in this case is to have broccoli for a brain.

2581 days ago
52.

Britney Spears    

More at seniorlifemoments com

2581 days ago
53.

BeatleStone    

Spector probably is guilty, just like O. J. & got away with murder, because of his legendary name. I think he did a great job producing Let It Be by the Beatles even though some of my fellow fans might disagree.

2581 days ago
54.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

HE AND O.J. AND ROBERT SHOULD ALL BE IN THE SAME CELL FOR 40 YEARS, IMO.

2581 days ago
55.

ME    

Watch for my new book on the case!

2581 days ago
56.

LThompson    

Unbelievable (and yet, sadly, not). How in the world could anyone have been swayed by that preposterous defense theory?!?!?

2581 days ago
57.

not guilty yay    

he isnt guilty just because he is crazy......i think this is funny stuff.....mistrial 10 say hes innocent and 2 think hes guilty then he should be found innocent

2581 days ago
58.

Daddy Larry, get the baby and run & don't go back!    

Money talks, and sadly this Spector creep gets away with pulling the trigger and killing this woman. It just takes one person to throw the case. I'm certain that money has changed hands here. If it wasn't Spector on trial, this would of been over with months ago, and he would be in prison.

2581 days ago
59.

LisaB    

incredible. 1st OJ and now Spector. Sure seems like justice isn't blind,~maybe deaf and dumb but not blind.

2581 days ago
60.

Janice    

What the hell is wrong with Calfornia Jurors. The guy is guilty!!!!!!!!! What is wong with those people. Note to Prosecutor: For now on, when you have a murder trial, Ask for a change of venue, Send it to the Feds, or step down. How many more murderers are you going to let back on the streets. Note to Jurors: Step down if you can not make a decision, ask for an alernate, thats what they are there for. You are not in an Ice cream store selecting flavors!
This is a human being we are talking about! The people in that jury are nothing but a waste of air space. I hope you feel good about yourselves. Go home and listen to the Ronettes you A- holes!

2581 days ago
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