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Spector Defense in Murder Trial: She Did It

Posted Apr 26, 2007 8:29 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Presenting the case for Phil Spector today in his Los Angeles murder trial, defense counsel essentially said he didn't do it -- and she did.

Scientific evidence shows Lana Clarkson, 40, best known as a B-movie actress, shot herself at Spector's home four years ago, a defense lawyer told the jury today in the renowned rock and roll music producer's second-degree murder trial. Spector was too far away to shoot her, his DNA was not on the gun, and there was no gunshot residue on his clothing, said Linda Kenney-Baden, a lawyer with forensic evidence expertise, according to the AP.

Prosecutors say Spector didn't intend to kill Clarkson, but did so recklessly. They say he also threatened other women with guns at his home.

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