The February shooting death of an actress at the home of record producer Phil Spector was ruled a homicide today (Sept. 22) by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

The February shooting death of an actress at the home of record producer Phil Spector was ruled a homicide today (Sept. 22) by the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Lana Clarkson was shot by another person and died of a single gunshot wound of the head and neck, said Lt. Cheryl MacWillie.

Spector has denied killing Clarkson. He told Esquire magazine in an interview that she shot herself.

The district attorney's office has been considering whether to file charges since the Sheriff's Department submitted its investigation to prosecutors on Thursday.

Clarkson, 40, was found dead in the foyer of Spector's hilltop mansion in suburban Alhambra, east of Los Angeles. Spector was arrested Feb. 3 for investigation of murder. He was released after posting $1 million bail.

Robert Shapiro, Spector's attorney, did not immediately return a call for comment.


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