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Originally posted by Carreau
If he was 10 feet away like he claimed, a GSR (gunshot residue) test would have been able to determine that. I haven't watched the movie, was a GSR mentioned? A test of his hands and the victim's hands would help identify who was holding the firearm when it was discharged.
A gunshot releases a cloud of residue within a three-foot radius, Gibbons said.
"She could have had her hands on her lap when the gunshot went off and residue would have still been on her hands. There was residue on Spector's hands. He also had blood on his hands," Gibbons said.
Prosecutors believe that Spector wiped the gun clean before it was placed on the floor near her ankle, Gibbons said.
The coroner's report said that law enforcement reports indicate that Clarkson's "male companion" had possession of the gun when it was discharged.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I don't know how long in time it was between the shot and the cops coming into the same room with him for this to start, but I found a transcript of the police and Spector during the arrest at the house.
He's got quite a mouth on him, I warn everyone. Just a guess..but he sounds too pissed, arrogant and generally mentally chaotic to have done any master cleaning job where evidence wouldn't have been quick to find that he'd done it. He just doesn't strike me as the cool and collected type shortly before these events.
Then again, what IS a murderer supposed to sound like? Jury verdicts given their proper due ..who really knows? It sure did leave questions, didn't it? (The trial I mean)
Phil Spector Arrest Transcript (Constant rough languge warning)
A forensic expert told jurors in Phil Spector’s murder trial Monday that the record producer didn’t have to be within arm’s length of Lana Clarkson to have gotten blood on his jacket when she suffered a fatal gunshot wound.
Stuart James said blood spatter from a gunshot wound can travel as far as 6 feet. The testimony is critical to the defense claim that Spector was too far from the actress to have shot her but close enough that blood hit stained his white coat.
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department forensics expert Lynne Herold, the prosecution's 34th and final witness, said that, magnified 60 times under a microscope, the "mistlike" bloodstains on Spector's jacket showed that "piece of fabric was within two to three feet of the bloodletting event."
"High-velocity backspatter" left spots on the front, back and left sleeve cuff of the white jacket, Herold testified, adding that it was on Clarkson's right side when the gunshot was fired and "was forward-facing and the arms had to be raised so the spatter could get on the back."