Tuesday, May 24, 2005

THAT'S NOT GOING TO HELP

Some bad news for the Phil Spector defense team, trying to spare him in the trial arising from the death of Lana Clarkson in his mansion. An LA judge has allowed the prosecution leave to call four women who claim Spector mucked about with pointing guns at them too, in order to create an air of "it was only a matter of time before this sort of thing happened". Spector's team claims that there was "no case here" wasn't as compelling as the prosecution's claims that the similarities made it fair to hear the stories of women such as Stephanie Jennings and Dorothy Melvin.

Melvin said Spector accused her of being a snoop and a thief when they were dating in 1989 or 1990 and chased her out of his house while holding a shotgun. "I heard him running down the drive and then I heard the pump of a shotgun," she told the grand jury.

You can see why the defense would have been keen to try and keep her out the court room...