Prosecutors in the trial of US music producer Phil Spector presented mere “speculation” about who shot an actress dead at his home, the defence said.
In her closing statement, lawyer Linda Kenney-Baden said the prosecution had put on a “stage-show” trial to cover up the lack of scientific evidence.
She urged jurors to acquit her client, saying police wanted to convict the US music mogul because of his celebrity.
Mr Spector denies killing Lana Clarkson in 2003, arguing that she shot herself. Speculation and salacious scandal fit only for gossip rags, replaces the lack of forensic evidence
Ms Clarkson’s body was found in the foyer of the 67-year-old’s Californian home. The jury is expected to start considering their verdict on Friday.