LATEST: A forensics expert has testified at the Phil Spector murder trial that the kind of gunshot wound that killed actress Lana Clarkson can cause blood to splatter more than three feet (90 centimetres).
Defence witness James Pax's testimony at the Los Angeles Superior Court hearing on Wednesday (18Jul07) contradicted prosecution claims that blood cannot travel that far.
Earlier in the trial, the court heard how the blood pattern found on Spector's jacket indicated he was standing close enough to Clarkson to have shot her.
Under cross-examination, Pax admitted the blood splatter was consistent with the jacket being two to three feet (60 to 90 centimetres) away from Clarkson.
But he added some of the blood could have been transferred onto the clothing item from one object onto another.
Spector is accused of the fatal shooting of Clarkson at his Alhambra, California mansion in February 2003. He has pleaded not guilty and claims Clarkson committed suicide. The trial continues.