Supreme Court Rejects Phil Spector Murder Case
The case was appealed because Spector believes his rights were violated.
In appealing to the Supreme Court, defense attorney Dennis Riordan argued that Spector’s constitutional due process rights were violated when prosecutors used the trial judge’s comments about an expert’s testimony, effectively making the judge a witness for the prosecution. Riordan also argued the constitutional right to confront witnesses did not permit the prosecution to introduce at trial a videotape of statements made by the judge at a pretrial hearing that never were subjected to cross examination.
Spector is serving 19 years to life.