Wall of Sound Logic? Lawyer Asks for Phil Spector's Murder Conviction to Be Overturned
The proof is in the photos, argues a lawyer for fallen music mogul Phil Spector, who is asking a state appellate panel to overturn Spector's murder conviction "on the grounds that the judge was a participant in a multimedia presentation used by prosecutors in their closing arguments," according to the LA Times.
In those photos, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler's hands are visible as he "demonstrate[s] the location of crucial blood evidence in the shooting death of an actress." Those photos were used in a PowerPoint presentation. Spector's lawyer, Dennis Riordan, says Fidler's participation signaled to jurors that "the judge is on our side."
Riordan is asking for a new trial for Spector, who is currently serving a 19 years to life sentence for the murder of Lana Clarkson. The court has 90 days to respond to the request with their ruling.