Music producer Phil Spector’s murder trial in Los Angeles is going “CSI,” according to an ABC report.
After five weeks of dramatic personal stories about the music producer and the B-movie actress shot to death in his home, prosecutors are shifting their focus on Tuesday to science and the critical forensic evidence.
There will be discussions of blood spatter, fibers, gunshot residue, DNA and the path a bullet took when it killed actress Lana Clarkson.
A coroner and crime lab technicians are due on the witness stand beginning Tuesday to explain how such evidence can offer insight into what happened at Spector’s castle-like mansion on Feb. 3, 2003.
A gunshot that lasted a second will be dissected for days.
“The prosecution has to show that the forensic evidence is consistent with their theory that Spector pulled the trigger or forced her to pull the trigger,” said Loyola University law professor Laurie Levenson.
“This is a critical stage because this is where the defense has their focus,” she said.