A police officer called by prosecutors to corroborate testimony of Phil Spector's ex-girlfriend has contradicted her account, saying he saw no injuries on her and never heard her say she was pistol-whipped by the music producer, the Associated Press reported.
The testimony involves a prosecution effort in the murder trial to show that Spector had a pattern of threatening women with guns long before the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson in his home in 2003.
Pasadena police Sgt. Chris Russ said Thursday he was one of two officers who responded to an emergency call by Dorothy Melvin on July 3, 1993, and found what he described as "something of a domestic incident" in which she said Spector, who was her boyfriend, "had displayed a gun and kept her purse."
Russ said he couldn't recall seeing any injuries on Melvin.