Legendary music producer Phil Spector has again denied murder charges over the death of an actress at his home - he is adamant she took her own life with the firearm.

The Wall Of Sound icon is accused of shooting B-movie actress LANA CLARKSON dead in February 2003 as she tried to leave his home in suburban Alhambra, California.

The 64-year-old, who is currently awaiting trial later this year (05), tells BBC documentary SECRET MAP OF HOLLYWOOD, "It's not for me to explain why she took her life. It's only for me to explain that I had nothing to do with it and I didn't.

"This prosecution is bogus. I mean it has to be because of who I am."

Spector has also slammed the way police treated him when they arrived at the crime scene - he alleges officers used a Taser gun with "50,000 watts of electricity".

He continues, "The police behaved like cowboys. I had no weapon. I'm five foot five. They came in with weapons drawn. It has to be because I live in a castle.

"It has to be a frame-up because it's not based on real evidence. I had nothing to do with her death and three coroners have stated that. Case closed, move on, you know."

07/03/2005 14:23