The judge has declared a mistrial in Phil Spector’s murder trial because the jury was deadlocked 10-2 and could not reach a verdict, it was announced Wednesday. The Los Angeles jury had been deliberating for 12 days. Jurors told Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler they were split, but did not indicate which way they were leaning. Later, a court representative said 10 jurors had voted for guilty and two for not guilty. Fidler discharged the nine men and three women, thanking them for their service.
“We are disappointed the jury was unable to reach a verdict,” Los Angeles district attorney Steve Cooley,” said in a statement. “We will seek the court’s permission to re-try the case and begin immediately to prepare for a re-trial.”
Music producer Spector, 67, is charged with second-degree murder for the death of actress Lana Clarkson. Source