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Jurors in Spector Murder Trial View Gun Found at Scene


Jurors in the Phil Spector murder trial were on June 5 shown a handgun found at the feet of an actress slain in the music producer's mansion.

Los Angeles County sheriff's detective Mark Lilienfeld displayed the Colt Cobra revolver, still covered in dried blood. It was not registered and had never definitively been linked to the 67-year-old Spector, who denies shooting Lana Clarkson in February, 2003. He maintains the 40-year-old actress shot herself, and his defense attorneys are likely to argue the handgun belonged to Clarkson.

Lilienfeld also displayed photographs of a holster which fit the handgun, found in a bureau near Clarkson's body.

He testified about Spector's small arsenal of firearms, including ammunition of the same type which killed Clarkson.

Phil Spector rose to fame in the 1960s, crafting a series of classic pop singles using his "Wall of Sound" production technique.

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