LATEST: Phil Spector's former lawyer has finally agreed to testify at the music producer's murder trial - a day after her appeal against doing so was thrown out by the California Supreme Court.
Sara Caplan appeared before Judge Larry Fidler at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday (12Jul07) after California's highest court officials ordered her to give evidence.
Last month (Jun07), Caplan was held in contempt of court by Judge Fidler for refusing to give evidence about what she saw during a search of Spector's Alhambra, California mansion, citing lawyer/client confidentiality.
Caplan testified at an evidentiary hearing in May (07), during which she claimed she saw forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee remove a small white object during a search of the area where actress Lana Clarkson's body was found the day after she died.
Meanwhile, Lee, who has denied any wrongdoing, dealt a blow to Spector's legal team earlier this week (begs11Jul07) when it emerged he is in China.
He said, "It's up to the defence and my schedule whether I come back to testify. But it will cost a lot for them to bring me back."
Spector is accused of the fatal shooting of Clarkson at his home in February 2003. He has pleaded not guilty and claims Clarkson committed suicide. The trial continues.