Monday, April 13, 2009
PHIL SPECTOR, GUILTY!
The jury this time did not deadlock as they reached a verdict! Phil Spector 69, is guilty of second degree murder in the shooting to death of his companion, actress Lana Clarkson six years ago on February 3, 2009? Lana Clarkson, 40, star of the 1985 cult film "Barbarian Queen," died of a gunshot wound, fired through her mouth as she sat in the foyer of Phil Spector's mansion. The deceased had met Spector only few hours earlier to her death, at a nightclub House of Blues, where she worked as a hostess. At his first trial, a jury deadlocked with 10 favoring and 2 against his conviction in 2007. Clarkson had accepted a chauffeured ride to Spector's home for a drink and three hours thereafter, she was killed. Icheoku asks, did Phil only brought this woman home so that he could kill her? Why would he do such a dumb thing or was it simply a prank that went awry? But a loaded gun in the mouth must be one heck of a prank? If it were suicide as the defence claims, who owns the gun and why would the deceased chose to kill herself after an evening out with Phil Spector and in his home? Luckily the chauffeur that brought them back home from the nightclub, was still within ear-shot when the shot was fired and upon racing back to the mansion, saw Spector emerge holding a gun and heard him say: "I think I killed somebody." Icheoku says what an overwhelming piece of evidence as this limo-driver do not have any reason to lie against Phil Spector, his loyalty is more weighted in Phil's favor than the lady's; after-all it is Phil who pays his tab? The defence plans to appeal the verdict based on their assumed judge's erroneous ruling, that allowed five women from Spector's past to testify that Spector had a history of threatening women with guns when they tried to leave him. Unfortunately for Phil Specter, he could not ride the co-tails of other Hollywood celebrities' unexplained acquittals including O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake and Michael Jackson? Icheoku says justice appears to have been finally served in a celebrity case, after so many other celebrities who beat apparent water-tight raps? May the soul of Lana Clarkson find rest in this conviction; and now her killer will be put away to do some quiet time introspection of what went down on that early hours of February 3, 2003!