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Sick juror delays Spector verdict

Phil Spector
Phil Spector has always denied murdering Lana Clarkson in 2003

Deliberations in the murder retrial of music producer Phil Spector will not resume until next week due after a juror was taken ill.

The panel was in its third day of discussions on Wednesday when a male juror had to go home because of an unspecified illness.

The Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the jury to return on Monday.

Mr Spector, 69, denies murdering actress Lana Clarkson who was found dead in his mansion in 2003.

His defence claims the actress killed herself as she was feeling despondent about her fading career.

If convicted of second-degree murder, Mr Spector faces 15 years to life in prison.

In the first trial in 2007, jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict and were split 10-2 in favour of convicting Mr Spector.



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