The murder trial of Phil Spector has ended in a mistrial after the jury were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.
The jury had heard almost four months of evidence from defence and prosecution lawyers to decide if Spector was guilty of murdering actress Lana Clarkson at his L.A. mansion in 2003, but had reached an impasse on September 18th - with the panel split seven to five.
The last ten days has seen the jurors continue their deliberations, only to reach a 10-2 split, and prosecutors now have the option of seeking a new trial after judge yesterday declared a mistrial.
Mr Spector faces between 15 years and life imprisonment if convicted of shooting to death Lana Clarkson, a b-movie actress, in 2003. The famed music producer denies the charges, claiming clarkson committed suicide.
According to the BBC, Spector showed no emotion when the judge delivered the trial result.