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Phil Spector to launch appeal against murder conviction

Phil Spector to launch appeal against murder conviction

Phil Spector is to launch an appeal against his murder conviction on the grounds of judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct.

The producer is currently serving a 19-years-to-life jail sentence for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, which he started in 2009. His lawyers now claim that he didn't have a fair trial, reports BBC News.

Spector's appeal was launched on Wednesday (March 10) in Los Angeles, with the lawyers arguing: "None of the... evidence involved events in which Mr Spector put a gun in someone's mouth, much less fired it."

They added that the prosecution in the case improperly asserted that Spector "had a history and propensity of violence against women and thus should be convicted based on his bad character and evil propensities".

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