Episode 260:

Unwashed & Unabashed

The Murder of Lana Clarkson by Phil Spector




Episode 260: Unwashed & Unabashed

On this week’s episode, Karen and Georgia cover the murder of Lana Clarkson by Phil Spector.

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The Murder of Lana Clarkson by Phil Spector

The Murder of Lana Clarkson by Phil Spector Notes:

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Lana Clarkson (via Murderpedia)

Ronnie Spector, 1971 (via Wikipedia)

Phil Spector on trial (via Murderpedia)

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"On the morning of February 3, 2003, American actress Lana Clarkson was found dead in the Pyrenees Castle, the Alhambra, California mansion of record producer Phil Spector. In the early hours of that morning, Clarkson had met Spector while working at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. After leaving in Spector's limousine, the two were driven to Spector's mansion and went inside while his driver waited in the car. About an hour later, the driver heard a gunshot before Spector exited his house through the back door with a gun. He was quoted as saying, according to affidavits, "I think I just shot her." Spector later said Clarkson's death was an "accidental suicide" and that she "kissed the gun".

Spector was tried for the murder of Clarkson in 2007. On September 26 of that year, a mistrial was declared due to a hung jury, with ten jurors of twelve favoring conviction. He was tried again for second-degree murder beginning on October 20, 2008. On April 13, 2009, the jury found Spector guilty of murdering Clarkson. On May 29, 2009, he was sentenced to nineteen years to life in state prison. Spector died in a prison hospital in 2021..."

— Source: Murder of Lana Clarkson Wikipedia