Source Pravda.Ru

Phil Spector pleaded innocent

Pop music producer Phil Spector slammed prosecutors as "Hitler-like" yesterday after he was indicted for the murder of a B-movie star.

Spector - the genius behind such groups as The Ronettes and famed for his work with Elvis Presley, Ike and Tina Turner, and &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/2003/10/10/50430.html' target=_blank>the Beatles on their Let It Be album -- remains free on bail of $US1million ($1.4 million).

He has changed his legal team several times, leading to delays that have frustrated prosecutors.

"It's been almost two years since Miss Clarkson was murdered at Mr Spector's home and it's time for this case to go to trial," said Sandi Gibbons of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.

Spector was &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/366/14061_douri.html' target=_blank>arrested after police called to his mansion found the statuesque blonde Clarkson, 40, dead in a pool of blood in the entrance hall.

She died of a gunshot wound to the head after accompanying Spector home from the Hollywood music club where she worked as a hostess, reports The Australian.

According to the Scotsman, Phil Spector pleaded innocent today to an indictment charging him with murdering actress Lana Clarkson.