Project 1: Case Analysis
Phil Spector was a famous record producer, songwriter and artist. In 2009, he was convicted of the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson. Spector’s first trial resulted in a hung jury, and six years later he was tried again resulting in his conviction.
You may conduct your own research in answering the questions below, but also consider the following two links for support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oblOvxW9fQo https //www.youtube.com/watch?v=99c2WooliNk
After reviewing the information provided, submit a three (3) page paper using the format below and answering the following questions supported by specific authority from the links provided. Use must use 1 inch margins and 1.5 line spacing, as well as 12pt font, preferably Times Roman or Arial.
- Give a brief overview of the facts of the case, including an explanation of the specific statute(s) under which the defendant was charged and/or convicted and the ultimate outcome of the case
- Give a brief explanation of the burden of proof, which is proof beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal prosecution.
- Give a brief explanation of why the Spector trial was so important to the prosecution of crimes in the United States (think: retrials and double jeopardy).