Phil Spector's wife RACHELLE SHORT has vowed to continue her fight to clear her husband's name - insisting the convicted murderer is innocent of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.
The legendary music producer, 69, was convicted of killing Clarkson in April (09) and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.
The star's legal team has put together an appeal in a bid to have the verdict overturned.
Short has been informed the chances of winning the appeal are slim, but she's determined to battle on until her husband is free.
She says, "I believe he is innocent and will fight for ever to clear his name. His prints were not on the gun, there was no gun residue on his hands, he had only one tiny fleck of blood on his shirt and he was wearing white. There was no way he could have done it.
"We have already launched the appeal into his conviction. I have been told that, statistically, very few murder cases are overturned on appeal, but I have to keep my faith in the justice system. I won't rest until my husband comes home. He knows I am behind him 100 per cent."
Short has previously spoken out about Spector's ordeal in prison, claiming inmates are treated "worse than animals," but she admits it's not the jail conditions which is causing him the most pain. The star is still suffering from his two sons' decision to testify against him during the trial.
She adds, "His kids have caused him the most pain. His two eldest sons, Lois and Gary, testified against him in court - that hurt him badly."