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Phil Spector's appeal rejected by appeals court

This booking photo shows Phil Spector after his arrest.

May 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An appeals court refused to reconsider music producer Phil Spector's appeal of his murder conviction, saying there was overwhelming evidence of his guilt.

Spector was convicted two years ago of killing actress Lana Clarkson at his Alhambra mansion in 2003.

The legendary rock music producer is serving 19 years to life in prison on a second-degree murder conviction.

His first trial ended in a hung jury; the second ended in a conviction.

Spector's defense lawyer said he will file an appeal in June because the court ignored a central issue in the case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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