#19 Mark Lillienfeld (Detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.; responsible for the investigation at the scene of the shooting; testimony completed)
#20 Jaime Lintemoot (LA County Coroner’s Office, Senior Criminalist; collected evidence from Clarkson’s body at the scene; under cross examination)
Accredited Press in the courtroom: None.
I apologize that there is no detailed entry up for today. I’ve been sewing every since I got home, trying to get two orders ready to go out. I still have about another hour of sewing left to do before I can get some sleep.
Before the afternoon break and outside the presence of the jury Alan Jackson presented arguments that Mr. Weinberg “opened the door” in cross examination of Detective Lillienfeld. This was in regards to questions that were asked about suicide, a study the LA County coroner did on area suicides from 2004-2006, as well as what facts went into Lillienfeld’s conclusion where he determined that the shooting on February 3rd, 2003 was a homicide. AJ argued that this “opened the door” for the prosecution to bring in all of Spector’s prior bad acts that were previously ruled inadmissible (the convictions, other 1101(b) witnesses, etc.) by Fidler.
Fidler was clear in ruling on this argument. He doesn’t believe it’s opened the door. [This evidence is not coming in.] “It’s not going to happen. Not at this point. [We're] not going there.”
Truc Do presented Jaime Lintemoot’s testimony.
Weinberg started off his cross of Lintemoot with the following questions….
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December 4, 2008
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