LATEST: The Phil Spector murder trial has heard how the body of Lana Clarkson was moved after she suffered a fatal gunshot wound at the music producer's home.
Lynne Herold, the chief analyst of the evidence against Spector and an employee of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, on Tuesday (19Jun07) told the court that the blood patterns found at the scene proved Clarkson's head was moved.
She told the Los Angeles hearing, "Blood doesn't flow uphill. It also doesn't fly around corners."
The forensic scientist testified that "by inference" the person to have moved Clarkson would have been Spector.
Herold told the court that Clarkson's blood on the grip of the gun was smeared after the fatal shot was fired, and that her face had been wiped.
She said, "There was some activity that caused the blood on her face to become smeared."
Herold is the final prosecution witness to take the stand.
Spector is accused of the fatal shooting of Clarkson at his Alhambra, California home in February 2003. He has pleaded not guilty and claims Clarkson committed suicide.
The trial continues.