Record producer Phil Spector's $1 million bail was extended a second time while the district attorney's office considers whether to charge him in the shooting death of a woman at his home in February.

Record producer Phil Spector's $1 million bail was extended a second time while the district attorney's office considers whether to charge him in the shooting death of a woman at his home in February. Spector, 62, has denied he killed Lana Clarkson. He suggested in an Esquire magazine interview that Clarkson, an actress and hostess at the House of Blues, may have shot herself.

The decision to extend Spector's bail to Jan. 9 was made between lawyers and the judge in Spector's case, a Los Angeles Superior Court spokesperson said Friday. It is unknown when the decision was made or who had requested the extension.

A district attorney spokesperson had "no personal knowledge" of the second extension. Spector's lawyer, Robert Shapiro, declined to comment when reached by telephone Friday evening.

In a report submitted Sept. 16, sheriff's detectives concluded Spector shot Clarkson. Spector was arrested Feb. 3 after the body of Clarkson, 40, was found in the foyer of his Alhambra, Calif., mansion.


AP LogoCopyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.