Phil Spector Gets 19 Years to Life in Prison
11:17 a.m. Department 106, L.A. County Criminal Courts Building
Judge Fidler formally asks if the defense wishes to request a new trial. Doron Weinberg now moves for a new trial. Fidler denies motion for new trial. Weinberg offers two restitution checks, one for $16,811.82, to be given to Lana's sister Fawn Clarkson, to cover funeral expenses; the other, for $9,740, will go to a state restitution fund.
Fidler says Spector is ineligible for probation and so denies him any consideration for it. He sentences him to 15 years to life for the second-degree murder of Lana Clarkson; and, for the gun-use enhancement conviction, the midterm range of four years. Total sentence: 19 years to life in prison.