Phil Spector Charged With Murdering Actress


Rock music producer Phil Spector was charged yesterday with murdering an actress in his hilltop mansion. Police records obtained by the Los Angeles Times say that after the shooting, Spector told his chauffeur, “I think I killed somebody.” The chauffeur told police in Alhambra, Ca., that Spector was carrying a handgun.

The records provide new details about the death of Lana Clarkson, a 40-year-old actress and nightclub hostess. Spector has said that Clarkson killed herself. The chauffeur, identified as Souza, said he heard a “boom” and saw the victim, whose face was bloody, sitting on a chair. He told investigators he thought he saw blood on Spector’s hands.

Spector, 63, known for his work with the Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and others, has been free on $1-million bail since he was arrested shortly after the slaying in February.


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