- The Washington Times - Monday, April 13, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The jury in Phil Spector’s murder retrial has signaled it has reached a verdict.

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury buzzed the courtroom three times at late morning Monday.

The court clerk says the verdict will be read no earlier than 2 p.m.

Spector is charged with murdering “Barbarian Queen” actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.

The case went to the jury March 26 but there were repeated interruptions including juror illnesses.

Spector’s first trial ended in 2007 with a 10-2 jury deadlock. The majority favored conviction.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jurors have resumed talks in music producer Phil Spector’s murder retrial.

The Los Angeles Superior Court panel got to work a bit early Monday after having the weekend off and a short day Friday.

Spector is charged with murdering “Barbarian Queen” actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.

The case went to the jury last month but there have been juror illnesses and other interruptions.

Spector’s first trial ended in 2007 with a 10-2 jury deadlock. The majority favored conviction.

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