California v. Phil Spector

Phil Spector held enormous influence over the music industry for decades.  He produced some of the most widely recognizable songs from the most widely recognizable artists.  But underneath the genius was a man prone to violent outbursts.  On February 3, 2003 everything came crashing down for Phil Spector when B-list actress Lana Clarkson was fatally shot in his mansion.  His ensuing arrest for murder brought to light several interesting legal issues.  In this episode, Paul explains when a defendant's character and history of bad behavior can be exposed to a jury, as well as gives a basic explanation of what hearsay is and why it's generally inadmissible at a trial.  Listen and enjoy.

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