Monday, April 9, 2007

PHIL SPECTOR THREATENED THE WOMAN KILLED AS JURY SELECTION CONTINUES

As the jury selection process continues in Phil Spector's trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson, prosecutors have filed motions to try to get into evidence testimony from four women in Spector's past who say the music producer threatened them and other women. Opening statements in the trial are expected to begin at the end of the month. According to court paper filed last week, a former girlfriend of Spector's claims he pointed a gun at her head after a party at his house. Clarkson was killed by a gunshot in her mouth. Devra Robitaille is prepared to testify that in the mid 1970s, when she was an employee of Spector's record company and involved in a romantic relationship with him, he tried to keep her from leaving his mansion by holding a gun to her head. "She heard something, turned and suddenly Spector was holding a large shotgun, or rifle, using both hands," Prosecutor Alan Jackson wrote in the court document. "He placed the gun against her forehead. Spector, who was drunk, made some sort of joke and then said, `Just so you know, I'll blow your (expletive) head off' or `If you try to leave, I'll blow your (expletive) brains out."' Jackson has four other women ready to testify that Spector threatened them if the judge allows the testimony to show a pattern of behavior by Spector involving guns "whenever women try to leave him."

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