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IN THE CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEAL SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT - DIVISION THREE THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, No, B216425 Plaintiff/Respondent, v. PHILLIP SPECTOR, Defendant/Appellant. Los Angeles County Superior Court No. BA255233 ‘The Honorable Larry P. Fidler DENNIS P. RIORDAN, Esq., No. 69320 CHARLES SEVILLA, Esq., No. 45930 DONALD M. HORGAN, Esq., No. 121547 1010 Second Ave., 1825 RIORDAN & HORGAN San Diego CA 92101 523 Octavia Street Telephone: (619) 232-2222 San Francisco, CA 94102 Telephone: (415) 431-3472 Attorneys for Appellant PHILLIP SPECTOR TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION reciente erie ene nee eae eset 1 STATEMENT OF THE CASE .......000:ee00eeeceeeeeeeeue es eeeenied 8 STATEMENT OF APPEALABILITY ........... re eee nse aes 9 STATEMENT OF FACTS cee tegen eeae tage 9 A. — February 2 and 3, 2005: Events Before the Shooting ...............5 10 B. February 3: The Shot and Its Aftermath ........ a2! C. Appellant's Arrest eet eetiae ete lS) D. The Investigation .............eceeeveeee ees cpr enpnncentien 16 1. The Initial Crime Scene Findings ........6..00..00ese0eeeee 16 2. ‘The Autopsy 17 3. The Physical Evidence .... eee a9) a. Toxicology........... tee ee neem is 19 Geet ethelGunee temic ee tieneniae 20 c. DNAEvidence............ eae teeta 20 d. Gunshot Residue ...... eee cee 21 ¢. Blood Spatter Evidence . ceveeee fetta f. Fingerprints Bea Bvidenos of Sinigele so sg ecg tee ecg 25 E, The Evidence Concerning Whether Lana Clarkson Committed Suicide or Shot the Gun Accidentally ........ 0.0.06. 02020ceeeee ee 28 Table of Contents continued ARGUMENTS ..... 0.000000 cece cece eee 1. 5 Evidence That Intraoral Killings Are Almost Always Suicides ........ eee Evidence That The Trajectory Of Intra-oral Suicides Is Typically Upward tasscterceedteeesuecstaeeata Drugs and Alcohol Reduce Impulse Control ..........+ Evidence Relating to Clarkson's Psychological State at the Time of the Shooting eee Expert Testimony on Suicide .....2... 00000 eeeee F. The Failure to Investigate Clarkson's Psychological History Before Concluding That She Did Not Commit Suicide ....... G. The Expert Testimony On Who Fired The Fatal Shot . .. .. a 4. 5. Lynn Herold . pOvNMare Secreted Reece eerie rece Werner Spitz . Sees ee ees sVinicent DiMaio ger aere eaeet a atey THE INTRODUCTION AGAINST APPELLANT SPECTOR OF TESTIMONIAL STATEME! S OF THE VERY JUDGE BEFORE WHOM SPECTOR WAS BEING TRIED VIOLATED HIS STATE STATUTORY AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND REQUIRES REVERSAL ...... 0.00.20. 00000000 e ees 28 28 28 29 34 35, 37 37 38 41 43 45 A. Statement of Facts ..... 2.2... Sele alee eceaiaie cee 45 “i.