LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Former members of Phil Spector's defense team have revived prosecution claims of evidence tampering in the music producer's murder trial in Los Angeles.
Spector has pleaded not guilty in actress Lana Clarkson's shooting death at his mansion in February 2003.
In testimony Thursday, two former members of Spector's defense team testified they saw Henry Lee, a forensic specialist for the defense, take a fingernail-size object from Spector's floor the day after the shooting, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
Prosecutors have claimed the defense kept a piece of Clarkson's nail which was missing from her right hand, the Times reported. Spector's defense team has denied any tampering.
Judge Larry Paul Fidler could impose severe sanctions if he determines the defense intentionally withheld evidence from prosecutors, the Times reported.