Thursday, February 26, 2009

Phil Spector Trial ~ Defense Gets Another 'Discovery ' Violation ~ WWF Smackdown with Defense Witness

Every time Joe thinks he has seen it all, he has to take it back. Today took
the cake!

1-Judge Fidler rules with Prosecution- Doron Weinberg gets hammered with another 'Discovery' Violation re witness Gregory Sims. Mr Sims, just happened to add a "few" things yesterday in his testimony that had never been heard before. Surely Mr Weinberg knew of this. DA Alan Jackson called for discovery violations, and this morning , Judge Larry Paul Fidler ruled with the Prosecution that indeed there is a 2nd Discovery violation by Mr Whineberg.

2-Gregory Sims- added that Lana was very, very, very depressed that night at his party. Something he forgot in the 1st trial. Ooops.......that allows DA Jackson to play tapes of Mr Sims as he proudly boasts on a Court TV interview BEFORE the 1st trial and says that Lana would not & could not ever pick up a gun and shoot herself. It just wasn't her. She was bubbly, charming, etc....He then stated that the reason he said that was because Court TV was an "entertainment " show and that was why he was there...oh well maybe he was a friend of Lisa Bloom at Court TV and she "pressed " him for the interview. Now he's blaming his friend, Ms. Bloom, at Court TV ( TRU TV) . Alan Jackson played the innocent Mr Sims saying such nice things about Lana....until yesterday when he basically portrayed her as suicide waiting to happen. Well after the Court TV tape was played over the objection of Mr Weinberg, Mr Sims looked like he could hide in the jury box. He stammered, he stuttered, he's toasted himself, right there in front of everybody.

Next witness: Jennifer Hayes- Now here is a freakin trainwreck about to about the REAL wives of Beverly Hills, blah blah blah.....Truely it was ..Punkin Pie this, and Punkin Pie that. No I was Pie's best friend , then Lana was, and you know Pie "REQUIRED that Lana and I both show up at her Backstage shows on Tuesdays. REQUIRED them....Is this a Pie Cult???. Oh my Goodness..a PIE CULT. Mr Sims added today that The PIE has been ill and hasn't been promoting. Will THE PIE SHOW UP NEXT WEEK????

Jennifer is Lana's "friend" who basically told the jury how much she loved Lana, blah , blah blah. But when Spector Investigator Tawny Tindle comes calling. it's a dump on Lana kinda interview.
" Quote: TD: Did you say Lana was the most selfish person Pie and I knew. Answer- She was.
TD Q-Did you say Lana would sleep with anybody or any dog? A:She might..
TD Q-Did you say to Ms Tindle that Lana had gained weight and was hiding.....

Then after 5 hours of telling Ms Tindle everything, you invite Ms Tindel, a defense investigator to a show that was being promoted by THE PIE....right,, well yes.
Q TD-Did she go . A: Yes.
Q TD-Who picked up the tab. A-Well she offered but I paid.....

Now the witness starts getting hostile. Combative. Shouting at Asst. DA Truc Do, Ms Hayes made NO friends during her testimony. In Joe's humble opinion both Hayes and Sims were eaten alive by the Prosecution today......Joe's's a slowly sinking ship....Weinberg can't keep up what it took 6 to accomplish last time....

Just the Facts' ma'am, just the facts, come back for more of todays action in the WWF SMACKDOWN!!!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Judge Rules Against Spector ~ Allows Tapes to be Heard ~ Blow to the Defense ~ Juror Dismissed February 23, 2009

The first ruling of the day came when Judge Larry Paul Fidler said that the tapes of Det. Tomlin and Vincent Tannazzo from 2007 WILL be allowed to be heard. Spector attorney Weinberg argued as hard as he could and Judge Fidler told him, " I know you don't like my ruling, but the Court has ruled".

And speaking of the Jury, Juror # 5 has been dismissed because of extreme financial hardships and to tend to his ailing father. For some reason, it seemed to Joe Friday, that Spector's attorney wanted this juror. He eagerly told the Judge that he probably has ONLY 2 weeks to go, so what the heck is the big deal. (Not his word, Joe's) Judge Fidler wisely added that there would be jury instuctions, possible delays and it may be more like three more weeks.

Juror # 5 enters the courtroom by himself and sits in the same seat he has occupied for the last 4 months. The Judge wants to hear his story and he says something to the effect that he works a 1 week shift for 12 hours a day, seven days a week and then gets a week off and they have quit paying him , plus his father had a stroke and can't drive. This is the same juror who has worn an Easy Rider shirt into court, (who played a role in this movie?) , a SUN Records t-shirt, (think Ike & Tina ) and other assorted t's.

Juror # 5 goes back to the Jury room to say goodbye to his fellow jurors. He comes out first and leaves, and the jury is the brought in. In what seemed like a "game show moment", Judge Fidler draws Alternate # 3 from an envelope to be the new Juror # 5. The reason Joe says game show, it's because Alternate # 3 was surprised too and whooped it up.

Det. Tomlin is immediately put on a straight course from Asst DA Truc Do. She asks all the right questions, and get all the right answers. Even when Ms. Do gets a "sustained" , she keeps charging along...sometimes a tad too fast.And district Attorney Alan Jackson immedicately passes out transcripts to the jury. And the tape is played.

Doron Weinberg alluded to the jury that Det. Tomlin conducted sloppy follow up work on this case and it came back to haunt him as Judge Fidler ruled the audio tapes between Tannazzo and Det. Tomlin were to be played in court. THE TAPES WERE UGLY. At the Joan Rivers party, Tannazzo says Spector was firing the F-Bombs, "all women are fucking cunts and deserve a bullet in the head" over and over, again and again, at a Joan Rivers New Year's Eve party in New York.

The mantra for this trial is now officially, "I Think I Killed Somebody". Joe counted at least 50 times that either Truc Do or Mr. Weinberg said these words. Whineberg tried to change it a little but it's all the same..Det. Tomlin was a DEFENSE witness and is now a PROSECUTION witness.

Joe thinks this sink is shipping lunch break Phil bolted for the door. Either he needed to use the restroom real bad or he was pissed about the ruling. Either way I guess he used the restroom....but I guess we'll never know....

Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts

Joe Friday
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jury to see The Castle ~ Phil Spector Trial ~ Rachelle Spector ordered to not be in the House

Well it's a little different this trial. The jury will no longer see Mr & Mrs Spector as they "greet" the new jury. Joe could have sworn last time there was apple pie and ice cream being served in THE CASTLE....well maybe not... but this time Rachelle Spector will not join her husband at the castle. Phil Spector is on trial, Chelle' didn't live there when the death occured. so where will she go?????
Shopping?? Computer classes??? CD buying spree at Tower....wait...they're closed...never mind.

The fountain issue is troublesome to Joe, as I'll bet you they have jacked up the sound....I can hear the judge with a bullhorn saying, " This is where Mr Spector said, " I think I killed somebody".....

Well once again. another DEFENSE witness becomes a PROSECUTION witness..this time David Shapiro. The struggling Whineberg tries his best to make Lana sound pitiful...but guess did not work in my humble opinion.....stay tuned...

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Phil Spector Trial ~ Tuesday February 17th, 2009 ~ Another Defense Witness Let's Lana Clarkson's voice be heard in Court

Joe here and once again the Phil Spector trial continues to amaze me. I thought that when the defense calls a witness they would side with them. Well so far, Joe has counted about 4 or 5 Spector defense witnessess's that have taken the stand and the prosecution may as well have had them as prosecution witness!

Today for example, John Baron, the playwriter that wrote "Brentwood Bombshells", which he cast Lana in, before her death was on the stand. She was dismissed 4 weeks later by the the producer as being abrasive, disruptive, and wanting to take over the entire production. John Baron the writer, did NOT stand behind her...she was doing HIM a a favor...Ok, Lana is actually thinking about quitting this low budget potential loser of a show , then gets fired, but writes the writer a very nice sorry, it didn't work out letter, basically no harm, no foul. But poor (honorable, more on this later) John Baron doesn't read this letter until about a month and a half after Lana's death.. The letter is compelling and believable. It is shown on the BIG screen. No anger, no treats,...A simple thanks....the prosecution left it on the big screen even while well respected Spector attorney Doron Weinberg is, DW, leaving that powerful of a letter on the big screen for at least 15minutes had to be a prosecutor's dream, Mr Weinberg.

Now back to morning witness John Baron. His play, as Joe said, was called Brentwood Bombshells. Well guess what ...the play has changed, ( in Lana's honor) to reflect famous women who have been killed by famous men....(stay with me folks)

1-Marilyn Monroe-killed by Joe Kennedy Sr (his opinion)
2-Sharon Tate-killed by Manson gang
3-Nicole Simpson-killed by you know who
4-Princess Diana-killed by paparrazi or bright lights???
5-Lana "in her honor" Clarkson-killed by you know you

The other creepy thought that Mr Baron hired Lana because she had "connections" with Roger Corman, who produced the now infamous "Barbarian Queen". A MONTH AFTER Lana's death Mr. Baron, (in Lana's honor) put her picture and note on his website....his reason... to promote hs play...."well, it IS Hollywood" he said.... That's right, no respect for other people. Listen ..this guy fired Lana then tried to take advantage of her...sorry R_E_S_P E_C_T_ from Joe...........

Hello Mr Baron....Thank you so much... you read an e-mail into record today that was from Lana Clarkson to one of her fans...Lana said. "never give up, you can be an actress at any age".....ONCE AGAIN...LANA SPOKE IN COURT TODAY! MORE LATER...
NEXT WITNESS: Det Thomas Fortier.....stay tuned

Just the facts's ma'am, just the facts

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Phil Spector Trial ~ Bombshell Dropped ~ Perjury on the Witness Stand? ~ Judge to Rule ~

Joe Friday is
dumb founded....How wacky can a case get?? Now it seems that Defense witness Dr Pex has to wait until Tuesday to find out how Judge Larry Paul Fidler will rule on possible perjury violations. The defense needs help....Mr Whineberg has no one to turn to......he is getting flustered...Phil is shaking more..I think he took Joe's advice about the OJ....nice job Phil...please pay attention to Joe...He knows the ropes...

Tuesday will be a doozy..Joe will be there for a blow by blow description. For a complete wrapup, see The Sprocket lady..she's the best!!

Sorry folks, but Joe was pre-occupied with another upcoming trial this week. I promise to do better next week.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Phil Spector Trial ~ Dr. Spitz Frustrated on the Stand ~ Again ~ Judge Fidler Gives Verbal Reprimand

Well it was a chilly, windy, rainy Monday here is the city where in Never Rains...right....but ole Joe bit the bullet so to speak and headed downtown to that too familiar courtoom.

Basic details tonight as the Vending machine was out of Pepsi Maxx and there's a full moon cut to the chase joe,

Well, Dr Spitz was on the stand , Alan Jackson gave him an uppercut, Spector's attorney Doron Weinberg, tried to rehabilitate the good Dr., but this round goes to the Prosecution. Brillant job by Alan Jackson.

Possible discovery violations????? The jury left at 3pm and Weinberg and Jackson sparred about possible discovery violations by the Defense. It has never come out that the defense paid for the gun demonstations, but further inspections seem to back that up. On Tuesday outside the juty lawyers will cross Pecks regarding his testimony....and the judge will new court drama,,,awhhhhhhh
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Phil Spector Trial ~ Dr. Spitz Makes $5,000 Per Day ? ~

JOE: Dr Spitz.....You say you examined records on Lana Clarkson's life before her death. DID YOU CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING?????

In 2003…Following Wall of Sound producer Phil Spector's arrest for murder, U-K newspaper The Daily Telegraph printed an interview in which he said, “I have not been well... I have devils inside that fight me... Insane is a hard word. I wasn't insane, but I wasn't well enough to function as a regular part of society, so I didn't. I chose not to.”

Just the facts Ma'am, just the facts..
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Phil Spector Trial ~ Dr Werner Spitz Flips out on the Stand ~ Question of Money Slows Phil Spector Trial

Breaking news....Renowned witness, Dr Werner Spitz, was on the stand today and was confronted by DA Alan Jackson regarding how much money he was being paid by Phil Spector. Basically he flipped out on the witness stand, causing Judge Larry Paul Fidler, to ask all parties to remain calm. It was unbelievably scary! Some of the jurors actually looked frightened at the craziness of the witness...ladies and gentlemen...welcome to the Phil Spector Trial....stay tuned for more details!!!!!!!!!!!!

A little bit about Dr Werner Spitz
One might think such a job requires somebody heartless and cold, but one meeting with Werner Spitz, MD, proves otherwise. "The fact that people are dead--it doesn’t bother me. I can do an autopsy on any kind of mutilated body and that doesn’t upset me one little bit," Dr. Spitz says. "In fact, it challenges me to find out more. How did it happen? Did they use a chainsaw? A knife? An ax? That intrigues the hell out of me. But what does upset me tremendously is talking to the family of a victim. That’s too hard for me."

Since coming to America from his homeland of Israel in 1959, Dr. Spitz has built a successful career as a forensic pathologist, toxicology consultant, and professor of pathology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was the Wayne County Medical Examiner for 16 years and now serves in that role for Macomb County. He has served on committees investigating the deaths of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after the car driven by Senator Edward Kennedy plunged off the Chappaquiddick Bridge. He has also served as an expert witness in numerous high-profile cases including the California Night Stalker, the Preppy Murder Trial in New York, and the wrongful death suit against O.J. Simpson. Presently, he is advising the Boulder, Colo., police in their investigation of the Jon Benet Ramsey case. He is the author and editor of the textbook, Medicolegal Investigation of Death, now in its third edition and considered to be the authoritative textbook in this specialty, worldwide.

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Phil Spector Side Bar ~ London Telegraph

While we are waiting in court, Joe thought he would publish this entry I saw on the net...

2003-Legendary rock and roll producer Phil Spector allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend B-Movie actress Lana Clarkson at his LA mansion. Spector created the Wall of Sound concert technique and produced for the Beatles among many others. Clarkson was the Barbarian Queen and appeared in Scarface and Fast Times At Ridgemont High. The few days before, Phil Spector said to the British Daily Telegraph, "I don't know, genetically, whether or not that had something to do with what I am or who I became. I would say I'm probably relatively insane, to an extent. I take medication for schizophrenia, but I wouldn't say I'm schizophrenic. I have a bipolar personality, which is strange.”

Lana was NEVER his girlfriend! Lets get the facts straight!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Truc Do Makes Defense Witness a Prosecution Witness

Truc Do was brilliant today! She turned defense witness Dr. Lakkshnanan into a total Prosecution witness. Joe needs a Pepsi Maxx to pep him up to tell you all the details later...stay fight today???????????
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Weinberg Gets A NO From The Judge ~ Phil Spector Yawns

Joe Friday is a little worried about Phil.....has he been getting his beauty sleep?

He seems to be yawning a lot in court these days and Tuesday was no exception. I often wonder if Rachelle and Phil sit around the house, drinking a Navy Grog and listen to outtakes from The Beatles "Let It Be" CD. Oh well, Joe guesses he will never get that chance.

Well, Spector attorney Doron Weinberg (outside the jury)pleaded, begged, cajoled, and argued that Dr. Lyn Herold's testimoy should be stricken from the records. The unflappable Dr. doesn't waiver and Weinberg is firing all guns, so to speak.

Judge Fidler rules against Weinberg and Judge Fidler says he considers her a very credible witness. Case closed.

Weinberg pouts........ just another day in court with The Adventures of Phil & Chelle'.

Just the'am, just the facts
Joe Friday

PS Phil: Just a small looks like you are drinking a bottle of orange juice in court these days. Personally, if I am on the jury I could be possibly thinking..
OJ + Phil = Guilty
I would hide the juice period.....just a tip sir, just a tip...
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Phil Spector Trial ~ Nicole Spector Testifies ~ Phil is more than Righthanded

WEll, the defense called Nicole Spector, the biological daughter of Phil Spector. At the last trial, Nicole was basically relegated to saying that Phil was right handed..which explains?????? This time however Monica gets into discussions about Dorothy Melvin, Spector's ex-girlfriend and manager of Joan Rivers.

Not sure where Spector Attorney Doron Weinberg is going with this, but we will give him the props for trying..
More tommorrow ..Joe needs a rest...