Spector Judge Threatened in Myspace Post

Police probe message as jury deliberates in murder trial
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2007 3:05 AM CDT
Spector Judge Threatened in Myspace Post
Phil Spector and his wife, Rachelle Spector leave court Thursday Sept. 20, 2007 in Los Angeles. The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial on Thursday gave the deadlocked jury new instructions with several scenarios as to how the record producer might have killed actress Lana Clarkson.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)   (Associated Press)

Police are investigating a Myspace web posting which contained an implied threat to the judge in the murder trial of comedian Phil Spector, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The evil judge should die" read the post on a page credited to "Official Team Spector."  The message is signed "Chelle," a nickname for Rachelle, Spector's current wife.

Lawyers for Rachelle Spector denied she had anything to do with the post, which would violate a gag from Judge Larry Fidler several weeks ago after clashes over television interviews. The jury in Spector's alleged shooting of a hostess has been deliberating since September 10 and will resume on Wednesday. (Read more Phil Spector stories.)

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