LATEST: The jury at the Phil Spector murder trial has heard how shooting victim Lana Clarkson told her closest friend she "wanted out" just days before her death.
Punkin Irene Elizabeth Laughlin - known as Punkin Pie - told the Los Angeles Superior Court hearing how Clarkson complained about her life in Hollywood during a telephone conversation.
Laughlin told the court Clarkson was normally a positive person but the last time she spoke with her friend, the actress told her, "I can't take it anymore. I'm sick of this town. I want out."
Her testimony supports the defence's argument Clarkson was suicidal when she went to the music producer's Alhambra, California home in 2003.
Spector is accused of the fatal shooting of Clarkson at his mansion in February 2003. He has pleaded not guilty and claims Clarkson committed suicide. The trial continues.