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Convicted Murderer Phil Spector To Face Wrongful Death Suit

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By Radar Staff

Already in prison, convicted of second-degree murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson, Phil Spector will soon be facing a jury in a wrongful death suit brought against him.

In 2009, the legendary music producer was found guilty in the 2003 death of Clarkson, who was 40 at the time. He’s serving a sentence of 19 years to life.

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But that didn’t stop Clarkson’s family from pursuing a civil action against Spector. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him, and on Friday, it was given the go ahead to proceed to trial.

A judge set a January 9 date for the trial to start in Pasadena, Ca. The Clarkson family is requesting unspecified damages against Spector.

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Spector, 71, produced everyone from the Ramones to the Beatles, and created the famous “wall of sound” production technique.

He is appealing his criminal murder conviction and a ruling on that is expected in July.

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