Spector Appeal Bid Dismissed Again

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May 27, 2011 | 8:50pm EST

Jailed music mogul Phil Spector has had his latest attempt to overturn his murder conviction rejected by California court officials.
The record producer, 71, was found guilty of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life behind bars in 2009.

His lawyers appealed the ruling and claimed Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler had helped to sway jurors by allowing prosecutors to use images of him pointing out blood splatter evidence as he spoke to a forensic witness.

The challenge was dismissed and Spector’s conviction was upheld, but his attorneys filed another request in the California Court of Appeals for reconsideration last week.

However, court officials are refusing to listen to Spector’s defense team again and denied the bid on Thursday, insisting there was overwhelming evidence of his guilt.