SPOILER ALERT, GORE ALERT: If you are gong to watch the movie, go away. If you don't like gory details, go away.
HBO just broadcast the "Phil Spector" movie, which covered his murder trial. The movie indicated strongly that the best evidence for his innocence is
that Spector had just four little drops of blood on his totally white suit, although he was on trial for holding a gun in the mouth of his "murder
victim", Lana Clarkson, and shooting her. The bullet stayed in her head and didn't exit, thus exploding her brain and blood vessels, and a huge amount
of her blood and brain would have come out of her mouth and nose at high speed. Yet Spector had almost none on him (he said he was ten feet away,
accounting for the four tiny spots of blood).
My question is: If she shot herself, and the blood exploded out, where did it land? If the police had photographs of the scene, they would have
photographs of the blood. Did the blood splatter indicate that someone was standing right in front of her, or did it show that nobody was standing in
front of her? That should have been mentioned in the movie, but wasn't, and I'm interested in why it wasn't mentioned.
I haven't researched this yet, outside of a look at Spector's wikipedia entry which doesn't address this question. Search here shows no thread exists
on Phil Spector or the trial. So this is written from watching the movie, and now given that the viewing audience of the movie will think that Spector
is innocent, the question of "Where was the blood splatter?" seems like a good place to start to ascertain if the movie is an accurate portrayal of
the facts. Thanks.
EDIT: Here is a Miami Herald article about the movie which points out how one-sided it is in favor of Spector.
It says Spector cleaned up the death scene, which tells nothing about the question raised here. Even if he had cleaned it (with his white suit on?),
as we all know from "Dexter", "CSI", and other police fiction roles, the blood tech would have sprayed the area and brought out any blood splatter. So
the Miami Herald didn't answer the question, where was the blood splatter, and was there an outline in the blood splatter of someone standing director
in front of the victim.
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