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Posted: 5/6/2004 2:52:40 PM EST
Well, I guesI have to go to my favorite range and rent a gun and buy 1 bullet.

Actress May Have Shot Self in Spector Case

Thursday, May 06, 2004

LOS ANGELES ? An actress killed at music producer Phil Spector's (search) home was shot with a gun inside her mouth and had gunshot residue on both hands, indicating she may have fired the weapon, according to a coroner's report obtained by The Associated Press.

The forensic analysis involving the .38-caliber Colt revolver was prepared four days after the Feb. 3, 2003, death of Lana Clarkson (search) at suburban Alhambra home of Spector, who has been charged with murder and is free on $1 million bail.

"Analysis revealed several highly specific particles and many consistent particles of gunshot residue on both the right and left hand. ... Therefore, the decedent may have discharged a firearm or had (her) hands otherwise in an environment of gunshot residue," the report said.

The gun had one spent round and five live rounds in the cylinder, the report showed.

DNA analysis of blood found on the gun's exterior and inside the barrel matched Clarkson's DNA, the report showed.

Autopsy drawings show that Clarkson had a broken acrylic fingernail on her right thumb which defense attorneys are expected to argue came from firing the gun.

Other reports in the thick coroner's file showed that Clarkson had alcohol and the prescription painkiller Vicodin (search) in her system when she died.

Her purse, which still hung from her shoulder when she was found by police slumped in a chair in the foyer of Spector's mansion, contained over-the-counter cold and pain medications such as Tylenol and Alka-Seltzer cold medicine.
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 3:10:06 PM EST

The cops and DA moved REALLY fast on this one and made it seem like they had Phil dead to rights.

I wonder what kind of politics is going on behind the scenes given that the forensic evidence seems so cut and dried pointing to suicide?
Link Posted: 5/6/2004 10:40:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/6/2004 10:41:32 PM EST by prk]
Does it prove anything beyond her hands being near enough to the a gun to get the residue on them?
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 3:37:23 AM EST
She may have had gunshot residue and a broken fingernail from trying to keep Phil Specter from forcing a gun into her mouth and pulling the trigger. Phil after all has a violent history of beating and hurting women, brandishing guns at musicians and violent erractic behavior. Finding her blood on a gun that was fired at close range to her body is not unusual. The guy is a freak and belongs in the Mike Jackson wing of the prison.

Having meds in a purse or a prescribed drug is not a crime, nor is being under the effect of a drug a doctor gave you. Getting high and having sex is not that uncommon in California, their must be a reason for all the fucked up people born there.

I am sure he will get the best defense a rich guilty guy can afford. Being able to buy a nice lawyer and lie about a woman you murdered is not the same as innocent.
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 3:45:19 AM EST
Women tend to shoot themselves in the chest, guys tend to put the gun to their heads or mouth then pull the trigger!

Phil Spector is a f'ing nut, he has a pretty long history of waving pistols around! The guy needs a good M14 buttstroke to the chops!
Link Posted: 5/7/2004 3:52:50 AM EST
What woman, especially a vain actress, would blow her face off....she would want her last last preformance to look good!
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