September 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Music producer Phil Spector's second jury
will visit his Alhambra "castle" where actress Lana Clarkson died
of a gunshot wound.
Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler rejected prosecution
objections Monday and laid down strict rules for the tour.
Spector's young wife Rachelle can't be present in sight of the
jurors and a burbling fountain in the courtyard may have to be
Prosecutors complained that during his first jury's tour,
Spector attempted to manipulate the volume of the fountain to
suggest a chauffeur could not have heard him clearly when he
allegedly said, "I think I killed somebody."
Prosecutors gave the judge e-mail exchanges between Spector and
his first defense team in which a jury consultant suggested "the
fountain be on full bore."
If it turns out there is only an on-off switch for the fountain,
it could remain on to duplicate the scene on Feb. 3, 2003 when
Clarkson came there with Spector. A time for the tour was not
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