WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY?
Dr. Steve Renteria, LA Sheriff’s Dept. criminologist, was back on the stand. Renteria testified that there was “sexual contact” between Phil Spector and Lana Clarkson, a conclusion he drew after finding Clarkson’s DNA on Spector’s genitals and Spector’s saliva on Clarkson’s breasts. There’s no evidence the two actually had sex, but that fact ties into the prosecution’s theory about Spector’s possible motive. Clarkson was wearing her purse when she was shot, which implies that she was leaving at the time. The prosecution suggests that after some minor foreplay, Clarkson attempted to leave, which enraged Spector and resulted in him shooting her.
IS THIS GOOD OR BAD FOR SPECTOR?
Both. The prosecution succeeded in suggesting a believable motive for murder, but on cross-examination the defense showed that Spector’s DNA wasn’t directly found on the murder weapon.
HAIR & WARDROBE UPDATE:
Spector wore a relatively subdued gray jacket, black shirt, and maroon tie.