Rolling Stone reports on the Phil Spector murder trial of Lana Clarkson. - Rolling Stone
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The Phil Spector Trial: We Watch Court TV So You Don’t Have To (07/26)

WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY? Dr. Werner Spitz became the latest of the defense’s All-Forensic Dream Team to sit in the witness chair. Spitz is a celebrity in the pathology world, having assisted on both the JFK autopsy and the OJ Simpson trial. Spitz, who “had a cold” and unfurled throaty coughs to mask questions he didn’t like, treated the jury to pictures of Lana Clarkson’s bullet-ridden tongue. All in all, Spitz unequivocally concluded that the gunshot that killed Clarkson, whether an accident or on purpose, was “self-inflicted.”

IS THIS GOOD OR BAD FOR SPECTOR? Neither. Spitz knows what he is talking about, but unfortunately he speaks exactly like Dr. Strangelove, making it difficult for the jury (and the TV viewers) to understand what he’s saying.

MEANWHILE, OUTSIDE OF COURT: After weeks of sitting through testimony similar to an anatomy class, the jurors might finally be rewarded with a field trip. Judge Fidler will decide later this week whether the jury will be allowed the visit the scene of the crime: Phil Spector’s mock castle in Alhambra.


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