Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New blow in Phil Spector trial

LA County Sheriff's criminalist Steve Renteria testified in the Phil Spector murder trial that DNA matching genetic markers of victim Lana Clarkson was found in Spector's groin area. The DNA matching both Clarkson's profile most likely was from saliva, although Renteria said experts could not be sure.

Renteria also said he detected the presence of DNA, again most likely saliva, from someone other than Spector or Clarkson in a different part of Spector's genitalia.

A small amount of genetic material (also probably saliva) matching Spector's DNA profile was found on Lana Clarkson's left breast. But, according to Renteria, his genetic profile was not detected on the revolver used to shoot the actress.

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