Another LA Celebrity Trial, Another Failure to Convict

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More than 90 percent of murder charges lead to convictions, but OJ Simpson and actor Robert Blake were both acquitted of killing their wives. Yesterday, the judge declared a mistrial after a jury split 10-to-2 in the second-degree murder trail of Phil Spector. The Los Angeles District Attorney says he'll file new charges. Although is no longer well known, the 67 year-old made a fortune in the 60's and 70's as a music producer for the Beatles, Ike and Tina Turner, the Crystals and the Ramones. Four years ago, actress Lana Clarkson was shot to death in Specter's mansion. One witness quotes him as saying, "I think I killed somebody."  Henry Weinstein is legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times.