July 30, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blood and DNA evidence took center stage today at Phil Spector's murder trial in Los Angeles.
LA County sheriff's criminalist Steve Renteria testified that blood spray from shooting victim Lana Clarkson was not found on a wall near her body or on the carpet in front of it, suggesting something could have blocked it.
Renteria also said scientific evidence showed that Spector's and Clarkson's D-N-A were both found on a pair of brandy snifters in the house and only Clarkson's D-N-A was found in the blood that dried on the gun.
Clarkson died of a gunshot on February third 2003, after going home with the music producer from her job as a nightclub hostess. The defense contends she shot herself with the gun, which investigators found at her feet.
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