Release Phil Spector!

Murderous music legend Phil Spector should be set free — that’s the shocking plea from the best friend of the actress Spector is convicted of killing!

In a dynamite exclusive interview with The National ENQUIRER, Irene “Punkin Pie” Laughlin said she was with doomed Lana Clarkson just before she died, and insisted the legendary record producer is rotting in a cell on trumped-up charges!

“I believe there is an innocent man sitting in prison,” Irene told The ENQUIRER.

To get Irene’s full side of the story, pick up the latest issue of The ENQUIRER – on newsstands now!