Lawyers for fabled music producer Phil Spector have demanded an appeals court to discard his second-degree murder sentence on grounds of judicial mistake and prosecutorial misbehave.
In a highly elaborated 148-page brief registered Wednesday, the attorneys cited multiple causes they think Spector was refused his right to a just trial run. They enquired the California Second District Court of Appeal to annul the jury finding of fact and order a fresh trial run.
Among the problems raised was the admittance of testimony from 5 ladies who claimed they were jeopardized by Spector with guns in years last and the prosecution’s use of a tape of the trial judge annotating on evidence in the condition.
They aforesaid public prosecutors improperly used the women’s testimony to persuade jurymen to convict Spector “grounded on his bad persona and evil propensities.” They pronounced that was unallowable under the law.