When jurors in the first Phil Spector murder trial toured his Alhambra mansion two years ago, their visit occurred on a witheringly hot day. Today the jury in Spector II, however, was spared those high temperatures as it examined the now-infamous foyer where police found the body of actress/House of Blues hostess Lana Clarkson. She was slumped in an ornamental chair, a fatal bullet wound deep inside her bloodied mouth. Just who pulled the trigger to the .38 Special belonging to Spector that February night six years ago lies at the heart of this trial.
Associated Press' Linda Deutsch has witnessed both juror visits and notes the similarities and differences today. One big change: This time around, Spector's young wife Rachelle was not allowed by Judge Larry Paul Fidler to appear next to her man, as was the case last time. Also: Later tonight the trial's tireless Trials & Tribulations blogger, Sprocket, will file an updated report on the visit. It promises to be an informative read.