LATEST: The judge in the Phil Spector murder trial has rejected a bid by his defence team to have the case dismissed.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler said there was "more than enough" evidence to allow the murder charge to be presented to the jury.
He also rejected a call to have the murder charge reduced.
Spector is currently standing trial accused of the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson at his Alhambra, California mansion in February 2003.
He has pleaded not guilty and claims Clarkson committed suicide - and the actress's pal concedes it is possible considering her confused state of mind.
Spector's defence lawyer, Roger J Rosen argued the prosecution had not proved "implied malice" - which is the test for a murder charge in California.
But prosecutor Alan Jackson argued he only needed to show that the music producer committed an act that was dangerous to Clarkson's life - pointing the gun at her.
Rejecting the bid for dismissal, Judge Fidler said he was satisfied the evidence presented was sufficient to support a verdict if the case was later sent to an appeals court.
Prosecutors rested their case on Monday (23Jul07), three months after it began (Apr07).
The trial continues.