The Phil Spector Trial: We Watch Court TV So You Don't Have To (06/07)

June 7, 2007 11:07 AM ET

WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY? Detective Mark Lillienfeld appeared on the stand again, this time under defense cross-examination. The defense attempted an O.J. strategy, trying to show errors in the way evidence was collected, but little damage was done. In Lillienfeld's opinion, the murder of Lana Clarkson seemed like a sex crime, given the way Clarkson was dressed at the time and that Spector most likely was high on Viagra.

IS THIS GOOD OR BAD FOR SPECTOR? Bad. There was no evidence of evidence tampering, which is the joker in every defense lawyer's deck.

HAIR & WARDROBE UPDATE: New stylist? Phil Spector wore a tie.

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