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The judge in legendary producer [b]Phil Spector[/b]’s murder trial has declared a mistrial, after the jurors were unable to agree on a verdict after 12 days of deliberations.

The jury was 10-2 in favour of convicting [b]Spector[/b] of the second degree murder of actress [b]Lana Clarkson[/b] in his [b]Los Angeles[/b] mansion in 2003.

[b]Spector[/b], who worked with acts including [b]The Beatles[/b], [b]Leonard Cohen[/b] and [b]The Ramones[/b], looks set to face a retrial in the near future – the judge and lawyers involved in the case are set to meet on October 3 to discuss proceedings.

[b]Sandi Gibbons[/b], the spokesperson for the [b]District Attorney[/b]’s Office, said: “We’re disappointed the jury was unable to reach a verdict in this case, and we will immediately begin preparations for a retrial.”

The case had hinged on whether [b]Spector[/b] killed [b]Clarkson[/b] or whether she had committed suicide, based largely on whether blood on [b]Spector[/b]’s clothes placed him close enough to [b]Clarkson[/b] to have shot her in the mouth.

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