A report could clear the legendary producer of murder...
New evidence uncovered by a leaked coroner’s report could clear PHIL SPECTOR of murder.
The report concludes that actress Lana Clarkson died of a gunshot wound fired inside her mouth. But forensic evidence found on her hands may suggest that Clarkson pulled the trigger herself, making her death suicide.
The coroner’s report, obtained by the Associated Press, said, “Analysis revealed several highly specific particles and many consistent particles of gunshot residue on both the right and left hand.” In carefully chosen words, the report went on to say “the defendant may have discharged a firearm or had hands otherwise in an environment of gunshot residue.”
The blood on, and inside the barrel of the gun matched Clarkson’s, and the actress was found to have alcohol and prescription painkiller Vicodin in her system.
The evidence supports Spector’s statement, though reports taken at the time of the murder have the producer on record as saying “I think I killed somebody” to his driver.
The evidence hearing is scheduled for May 21, where the full contents of the report will be considered.
As previously reported on NME.COM, Spector has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and was released on $1 million bail. He was accused of murder after Clarkson was found dead in his mansion in Los Angeles on February 3, 2003.
Neither Spector, or the attorney’s office from which the report was leaked, have commented on the reports contents.