State: Spector Threatened Others With Gun
Posted Apr 25, 2007 7:51 PM CST
By Martha Neil
Famed music producer Phil Spector in the past took other women home and threatened them with a gun before going too far with Lana Clarkson four years ago, the prosecution argued today in opening statements at his second-degree murder trial in Los Angeles.
In an alcohol-fueled rage, Spector put a gun in the B-movie actress's mouth and shot her to death, the prosecution contends, in a more deadly version of a behavior pattern dating to the 1970s, according to AP.
Spector, "when he's confronted with the right circumstances, when he's confronted with the right situations, turns sinister and deadly," prosecutor Alan Jackson told the jury.
Spector, now 67, reportedly has said Clarkson's death was ‘’an accidental suicide,’’ as discussed in this earlier ABAJournal.com post.