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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lawyer seeks trimmed prison time for Phil Spector

Spector was found guilty April 13 of shooting Clarkson at his home in 2003
msnbc.com and AP
May 27, 2009
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Phil Spector is seeking to reduce the convicted record producer’s prison sentence by a year.

Attorney Doron Weinberg said in a court document filed Wednesday that Spector isn’t disputing the mandated sentence of 15 years to life in prison for his second-degree murder conviction.
But Weinberg wants a sentencing enhancement for use of a gun to be trimmed to three years instead of the four requested by prosecutors. Why? He blew a hole in her face with his gun. Will it be better to be in prison until he's 88 vs 89? Weinberg is up to something. You can count on it. Weinberg is an appropriate name, as he whined all the way through Spectors trial; his style is to slowly wear you down...

Weinberg’s memorandum to the sentencing judge also says Spector isn’t responsible in actress Lana Clarkson’s death and that the prosecutors’ case was based on “conjecture, not facts.” But he was found guilty of murder, whether Weinberg likes it or not. He can't just say it's not fact and that makes it so. There were plenty of facts.

His sentencing is scheduled for Friday in Los Angeles.

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