The jury in the Phil Spector murder trial were ordered not to watch a TV news special about the case, which aired in America on Wednesday night (12Sep07).
Jury members, who began the fourth day of deliberations to decide whether the record producer is guilty of actress Lana Clarkson's death on Thursday (13Sep07), were told on Wednesday to avoid the Dateline NBC expose, which featured damning testimonies from some of the 77 witnesses who took the stand in the case, some of who recounted terrifying moments when Spector held guns to their heads.
The hour-long special also featured a look back over the legendary record producer's life and career, with commentary from British journalist Mick Brown, who penned new biography Tearing Down The Wall of Sound.
Ironically, the producer of the news show is one of the 12 person jury, which has been in service since the second-degree murder trial began on 19 March (07).
The Facing The Music programme featured commentary about Spector's infamous love of guns, and host Keith Morrison revealed the record producer fired a gun in a studio while recording with John Lennon and held a gun to the heads of Leonard Cohen and Mamas + The Papas star Michelle Phillips.
The TV special also featured a look back over Clarkson's career, with comments from B-movie mogul Roger Corman, who produced the actress' big movie break Barbarian Queen.
The Dateline expose also recounted the night a reportedly intoxicated Spector met Clarkson at the House of Blues in Hollywood and took her back to his home, where she lost her life.
Spector maintains he didn't kill Clarkson. His lawyers have argued the depressed actress shot herself in Spector's Alhambra, California mansion.