Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Phil Spector Trial Part Deux?

Will we see it live? Check out Trials and Tribulations. Sprocket is watching what is happening as the opening for the retrial of Phil Spector ramps up. Phil Spector is accused of murdering Lana Clarkson in the early morning hours of February 3, 2003. The first trial ended up in a mistrial due to a deadlocked jury. Jury selection for the retrial is supposed to start on October 2nd. The first trial was televised by Court TV which has been changed to TruTV and the word is that TruTV will not be televising the retrial of Phil Spector.

Please go to ipetitions and sign the petition for televising the retrial. You do not have to pay in order to put your name on that petition. Just fill in the blanks on the main page, hit the "Sign Petition" button and then backspace from the "donation" page. Hit the "Signatures" tab at the top of the page and you'll see your signature on the petition.

Be sure to post a comment on Sprocket's blog about televising the retrial as she is trying to put something together for making the televising of the trial possible.

There is also a forum dedicated to this case that is run by Michelle Blaine who was Phil Spector's assistant at the time of Lana's death. Click here to visit the forum.

After spending a huge amount of time last summer watching the first trial, I would definitely like to be able to watch the retrial and see justice done for Lana and her family. Please, go sign the petition, post a comment on Sprocket's blog and go read and post in Michelle's forum.


Ferguson said...

Thanks for informing people about our petition. It's so important that friends, family members, co0-workers join together and let their voices be heard. We are on our way to 200 people in only a few days' time but need more so thanks for spreading the word and please continue with the help!
Ferguson aka Fergy/Fergmeister/John

Sprocket said...

Just wanted to let you know Anakerie, that Judge Fidler approved local channel KTLA's "TV" application and The Associated Press's "still photographer" application.

KTLA requested, "opening statements, portions of testimony, closing arguments, verdict, and sentencing."

As of today, the LA County court's public information office stated that TruTV/CNN had NOT filled out the paperwork necessary to get approval to have cameras in the courtroom.

So, not "gavel to gavel" coverage, but something is better than nothing.