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The Phil Spector Trial: We Watch Court TV So You Don't Have To (06/22)

June 26, 2007 11:19 AM ET

WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY?
LA criminologist Lynne Herold, the last witness for the prosecution, took the stand once more for cross-examination by the defense. Herold, who previously put Spector at close proximity to Lana Clarkson when she was shot, had to deal with a full-court press from Spector lawyer Linda Kenney-Baden, who asked Herold virtually identical questions over and over again in an attempt to reveal flaws in Herold's procedure.

IS THIS GOOD OR BAD FOR SPECTOR?
Both. While Kenney-Baden was successful in casting Herold's testimony as opinion rather than fact, her extremely aggressive questioning style came off as overbearing and was uncomfortable to watch.

HAIR & WARDROBE UPDATE:
Spector went for a blue theme, donning a navy-blue jacket and tie accented by a periwinkle shirt.

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