Troubled music producer Phil Spector plans to celebrate in style if he beats the murder charges hanging over him - he'll wed his fiancee RACHELLE SHORT.

Spector, 64, is accused of shooting actress Lana Clarkson at his Hollywood Hills home but continues to protest his innocence with the support of his 25-year-old bride-to-be.

And Short's mother KAREN McDONALD couldn't be happier - she can't wait to have Spector as a son-in-law.

She says, "He wouldn't murder anyone. He wouldn't harm my daughter... He's a good man."

McDonald insists she and her family are among the producer's biggest supporters as he prepares for his trial.

She adds, "The trial has already cost him two million. They are trying to bring him down."