Music producer Phil Spector has been found guilty of second-degree murder after a six-month retrial in Los Angeles.
Jurors, who were handed the case on 26 March (09), reached a verdict at Los Angeles Superior Court early on Monday (13Apr09), and ruled the mogul shot and killed actress Lana Clarkson in the foyer of his Alhambra, California mansion in February, 2003.
Spector and his defence team maintained depressed Clarkson shot herself.
Throughout the trial, prosecutors depicted the producer as a sadistic misogynist.
The 69 year old behind classic hits by Tina Turner, the Beatles and the Ramones now faces at least 18 years behind bars.
Spector was in court for the verdict. Hell be sentenced on 29 May (09).
He was arrested on 3 February, 2003 after his limousine driver called police to report a dead body in the foyer of the producers mansion. Spectors chauffeur testified at the initial trial that his former boss told him, "I think I killed somebody."
Police later testified that Spector was unco-operative at the crime scene and had to be tasered for refusing to obey orders.
Spector's first trial ended in 2007 with a jury deadlock. The majority favoured conviction.