Testimony is halted after juror in Phil Spector's retrial breaks foot in court parking lot
The first day of testimony in Phil Spector's murder retrial has been canceled after an alternate juror fell in the court parking lot and broke his foot, the Associated Press reported.
Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler said Thursday he spoke with the juror, who wanted to get medical attention and return Monday. The trial is not in session on Fridays.
The judge said he was reluctant to lose an alternate juror this early in the retrial for the 68-year-old music producer and would await the man's return.
The first scheduled witness, retired New York City police Detective Vincent Tannazzo, was in court ready to testify and was ordered to return Monday.
Spector lawyer Doron Weinberg said in his opening statement that he would show Tannazzo "is not who he says he is."