The judge in Phil Spector's retrial for murder has ruled that testimony on misogynistic comments allegedly made by Spector will be heard by the jury. Retired NYC police officer Vincent Tannazzo will be allowed to testify that Spector used an obscene word to refer to women and said, "They all deserve a bullet in their ... heads," during a confrontation at a Christmas party a Joan Rivers' house in the early '90s. The defense had argued that the statements were prejudicial and should be barred from the trial. Spector is accused of shooting Lana Clarkson in the mouth in 2003, and faces a minimum of 18 years in prison if convicted. He was tried last year but the jury deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of conviction. [Los Angeles Times]
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