Legendary “Wall of Sound” music producer PHIL SPECTOR has been hit with a legal setback – and it’s likely he’ll die a murderer, The National ENQUIRER has learned!
Spector, 75, began serving 19 years to life in 2009 after he was found guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson six years earlier.
As The ENQUIRER reported, his attorneys filed an appeal asking for a speedy review of his conviction, citing his rapidly declining health.
But a March 12 ruling unearthed exclusively by The National ENQUIRER dashed any hope for a quick review of the case.
A judge denied the motion to speed up a decision on Spector’s appeal, adding that he expects to make recommendations by September.
“Phil may have lost his last chance to clear his name,” an insider revealed. “And if he dies a murderer, it will forever tarnish his reputation as a musical genius and rock ’n’ roll god.”
Added the source: “If Phil dies in jail, his murder conviction will likely be his lasting legacy!”