Phil Spector Sentenced to Jail


May 29 2009, Published 8:49 a.m. ET

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It's taken six years to happen, but music mogul Phil Spector will finally be sent to jail for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. The 69-year-old was sentenced today to the maximum sentence of 19 years to life in prison for the crime. His lawyer also handed over a check for $17,000 to Clarkson's mother for funeral expenses.

"All of our plans together are destroyed," the mother said, reading a statement on behalf of her family. "Now, I can only visit her at the cemetery."

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Spector's first trial was ruled a mistrial when jurors couldn't reach a verdict in2 007.


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