By Linda Deutsch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five months of testimony in Phil Spector’s murder trial wasn’t enough, jurors said Wednesday. For two panelists, they said, the possibility that an actress the record producer brought home committed suicide was never quite erased. The jury came closer to consensus after 12 days of deliberations, but ended Wednesday in a 10-2 deadlock in favor of conviction. “We would have liked to have a psychological profile of Lana Clarkson,” said one of three male jurors who spoke to the press later. “The people who voted not guilty were arguing whether she was suicidal.” A revolver went off in Clarkson’s mouth early Feb. 3, 2003, after Spector took her home from the nightclub where she worked. There were no fingerprints. The jury had met for about 44 hours since getting the case Sept. 10, and even did its own re-enactment of the shooting. The juror said the holdouts also argued that Clarkson’s situation was different from those of five women who testified about the music producer pulling a gun on them in incidents decades ago. “The difference may have been she didn’t know Mr. Spector,” said another juror who voted guilty. “She was a bigger girl and she may have fought back.” One juror said Spector’s behavior during the 40 minutes between the shooting and the time police arrived was enough to convince him: “He acted like a guilty man.” A chauffeur testified that on the fateful morning Spector came out of his home with a gun in hand and said, “I think I killed somebody,” while Clarkson’s body sat slumped in a foyer chair behind him. Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler polled the jury and each member agreed that a unanimous decision was not possible. Last week, after the jury reported a 7-5 split, Fidler had ordered them back with new instructions. District Attorney Steve Cooley said prosecutors were disappointed, and they will seek to retry Spector. A hearing was set for Wednesday. “We will not rest until justice is done,” said John C. Taylor, a lawyer for Clarkson’s family. Spector and his wife, Rachelle, left the courthouse shortly after the mistrial. His attorneys met with the jury afterward. “We thank the people of Los Angeles for keeping an open mind and the jury for their very hard work and their willingness to share their thoughts with us,” defense attorney Linda Kenney-Baden said following the meeting. Proscutors charged Spector under an implied-malice, second-degree murder theory that did not require premeditation or intent. The defense countered with a scientific case, suggesting Spector did not fire the gun and offering forensic evidence that she killed herself either intentionally or by accident. Gunshot residue on her hands, blood spatter on his coat and the trajectory of the bullet were the subjects of weeks of testimony from experts. The most outspoken of the jurors said he distrusted all of the defense experts, asserting they were paid too much money and seemed to be trying to impress with their credentials. “I was insulted by the defense,” he said, adding that he trusted prosecution forensic witnesses because “they didn’t have a book to sell.” Spector, 67, rose to fame in the 1960s with the “Wall of Sound” recording technique that changed pop music. Clarkson was best known for her role in Roger Corman’s 1985 cult film “Barbarian Queen.” Their life stories reflected opposite sides of the pop culture landscape. The breadth of Spector’s contributions to popular music in the 1960s and early 1970s was astounding. Early in his career, he produced hits like “He’s a Rebel” and “Be My Baby” that made pop stars of such groups as the Crystals and the Ronettes. Later, after the Beatles shelved the tapes from some of their last recording sessions, he turned them into their final album, 1970’s “Let it Be.” He also co-wrote and produced the Ben E. King standard “Spanish Harlem” and the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” cited by BMI as the most played song in the history of American radio. But by the time he met Clarkson, the music industry wunderkind who struck it rich in his teens and changed the face of pop music had aged into an eccentric millionaire recluse with a castle home in the suburbs. Clarkson, 40, was an ambitious dreamer, a statuesque beauty who idolized Marilyn Monroe, chased fame but was beaten down by rejection. Friends testified that she was at the end of her rope financially and humiliated by having to take the House of Blues hostess job where she met Spector. She decided to go home with Spector for a drink after the club closed at 2 a.m. Little more than three hours later, she was dead. What happened in those three hours was never clear. Spector did not testify and prosecutors stated no motive for him to kill her other than her apparent decision to leave the house.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!