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NV vs. Simpson – “IDENTICAL TO THE ONE OJ STOLE FROM ME”

Posted by thedarwinexception on November 8, 2007

Everyone’s favorite golfer/murderer was back in court today. OJ Simpson’s preliminary hearing in his robbery/kidnapping case began today in Las Vegas, Nevada. The purpose of this hearing is to allow the judge to determine if there is sufficient evidence to bring Simpson and his alleged co-conspirators to trial for charges filed October 24, 2007 relating to an incident which happened on September 13th 2007.

The charges allege that Simpson and his two co-defendants, Clarence Stewart and Charles Ehrlich, committed the crimes of conspiracy to commit a crime, a gross misdemeanor offense, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary while in the possession of a deadly weapon, 2 counts of first degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon, 2 counts of robbery with use of a deadly weapon, 2 counts of assault with use of a deadly weapon and 2 counts of coercion with use of a deadly weapon. All of the latter are felony offenses.

So the hearing kicked off today, with the state saying that they expected to call “roughly” 8 witnesses over the next couple of days. But this hearing includes all three defendants, and as such, each defendant’s attorney is allowed to cross examine each witness the state presents, and each defendant may call witnesses in their defense, so this hearing could go longer than the 2 days the state expects it to go.

Before the state can present its first witness, however, Yale Galanter, for OJ Simpson does have a request for the court that there are no TV’s wherever the witnesses are being held, since the proceedings are being carried live.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger, for the state, says he doesn’t have all his witnesses here in the courthouse, but that if they are watching TV, that if the judge wants to announce now that they should turn the TV’s off, that would be OK.

The state then calls its first witness, Bruce Fromong, who is one of the alleged victims in the case. He is a sports memorabilia dealer. He worked with Simpson in the past “developing product”. He met Simpson back in 1991 through his friend Mike Gilbert and Gilbert, Fromong and Simpson set up a company called Locker 32 to produce and distribute memorabilia. He stopped working with Simpson during the time of the first trial, in 1995, when he split the company, Locker 32, giving all of the duties of handling Simpson’s memorabilia to Mike Gilbert, and dropping OJ as a client himself because of potential fallout from the Simpson murder trial tainting the company and the other athletes it handled, who were not all supportive of Simpson during that time.

The last time he saw Simpson before the alleged robbery was 2 to 3 years before. He testifies that the property that OJ had attempted to recover from him through this alleged robbery were some footballs that had belonged to Simpson, 3 plaques which had been presented to Simpson over the course of his career, three ties that were supposedly worn during the first criminal trial. Fromong came into possession of these items “legally through the market” he says.

He also had the suit 2 or 3 months ago that OJ wore at the time of the verdict in the murder trial, the sale of which was blocked by the Goldman family.

Mr. Roger asks the witness who Alfred Beardsly is, and Fromong identifies him as “a groupie”, and a guy that likes to act as “the middleman”. Fromong says that Beardsly will come to him, ask what he has, and then will go out and try to find a buyer for that particular item. Fromong says that Beardsly came to him a couple weeks prior to the date of the robbery, saying that he had a client, an auction house in LA that wanted the Simpson memorabilia and personal items and the suit that OJ wore at the verdict in the murder trial. Beardsley also told Fromong that the auction house would be interested in other athlete’s items, as well.

Fromong set up a meeting to take place at 6 pm at the Palace Station Hotel, and he brought lithographs, footballs, a couple boxes of baseballs and baseball bats, a stack of Joe Montana lithographs, some Pete Rose autographed baseballs, as well as the Simpson memorabilia.

When he arrived at the Palace Station he called Beardsly, and told him he was there. Beardsly met him at the Palace Station, told him that the auctioneer was in the bar, so they went in to that area, where he was introduced to a man who said his name was Thomas Riccio.

Mr. Riccio, Beardsley and Fromong went out to the truck and Riccio asked “Is this all there is?” Fromong told him yeah, that this was all that he brought, about 600 items, and Riccio said to Beardsley “I thought you said that there was going to be thousands of items.”

Riccio then asked Fromong to bring the items into the hotel to his room. This was unusual, but Fromong agreed to do so. They got a bellhop to help them and brought the items into the room. They laid the stuff out on the bed, Riccio left for a minute or two, while Fromong was on the telephone, and then the door burst open and in came “people”.

The first person Fromong saw was a “black gentleman” with a goatee who came towards him. Fromong can’t positively identify the individual as one of the defendants, but he points out that Clarence Stewart appears to be the one.

He then saw one guy come in with a semi automatic weapon in his hand, screaming “Put your phone down, put your phone down, put the fucking phone down.” This guy pushed Fromong and as he turned he caught himself on the chair. This is the individual he identified as Mr. Stewart. There was only 2 other people who Fromong could recognize who came bursting into the room, Mr. Thomas Riccio and OJ Simpson.

Fromong testifies that when Simpson came in the room, he stopped and looked at Fromong, and said “Nobody leaves the room”

A couple of the guys then patted Fromong down, amidst the hollering and yelling that was going on, Fromong says he can remember Simpson yelling at Beardsley, saying “I thought you were a good guy, I thought you were my friend.”

One of the guys then said to use the pillowcases to load the stuff up – and Fromong said he told Simpson that these items were his, and that some of the stuff was Joe Montana stuff, nothing to do with OJ.

The second guy with the gun said that “if this was LA, we would handle this a lot differently”. This guy was a black man with a bald head wearing a dark suit and light colored shirt.

OJ then accused Fromong of “stealing his stuff” and Fromong told Simpson “No, Mike took it.” OJ agreed saying “I know Mike took it.”

Simpson and his buddies then bagged up all the items that Fromong had brought to the room, they took Fromong’s cellphone, which Fromong protested, telling OJ “Dude, don’t take my phone – I just got it.” And OJ said he would leave the phone at the front desk for him after he retrieved Mike Gilbert’s number from it.

Fromong testifies that after the men left, he informed the hotel that he had just been robbed and that the hotel thought he was joking. When he convinced them that this was not a joke, they called police and Fromong made a statement to them, although he was quite shaken.

Gabriel Grasso, one of the attorneys for Simpson, then get sup to cross examine Mr. Fromong.

Grasso asks if Fromong has received immunity from the District Attorney’s office, and Fromong says not that he is aware of. Grasso then asks Fromong if he realizes that any immunity letter he has signed with the state would not preclude Fromong from being charged federally with crossing state lines with stolen property. Fromong doesn’t seem too concerned.

Grasso then tries to pinpoint exactly where Fromong got all this memorabilia of OJ’s, and determine if Fromong regarded it as stolen property. He asks where Mike Gilbert got the items, since Fromong basically points the finger at him, saying it was stuff “Mike had”, and Fromong says he doesn’t know where Gilbert got the stuff.

Grasso does get Fromong to say some of it might have come from an ex-girlfriend of Gilbert’s, who took it from Gilbert when she and he broke up.

Grasso also points out that in direct examination Fromong testified that when OJ came into the room and accused Fromong of “stealing his shit”, the first thing Fromong said to Simpson wasn’t “No, this isn’t stolen stuff, this is my stuff”, his response was “Mike took it.” Pretty much acknowledging that Fromong knew it was stolen property.

Grasso then asks Fromong if he is in the business of selling items, not giving them away for free. He was in that hotel room to sell things. Fromong agrees. Fromong also testifies that these items could have been worth upwards of $100k. Grasso asks if he remembers saying on a “Larry King Live” show that if OJ had asked him, that he would have given the stuff back to him, without even wanting money, because he always believed that the stuff should have gone back to his family, because they were heirlooms. Fromong agrees that he said this and believed it. And still believes it.

Grasso then asks about previous statements Fromong made to the police, and gets Fromong to admit that he told the police that Simpson told the others in the room “Get the shit that’s mine”, that Simpson thought that they were his.

Grasso then points out that Fromong was not selling these items on his eBay site – he was selling them out of a hotel room. Fromong says that they weren’t on eBay because eBay is “bottom basement, cheap stuff.” And on eBay this stuff would never garner the prices he wanted for them. Grasso asks if the real reason these items weren’t on eBay is because Fromong knew that they were stolen, and he had to sell them out of a motel room. Fromong says “Absolutely not.”

Grasso then says that on his IPhone, he went to Fromong’s site on eBay (his seller ID is superbowlkid) and noticed that Fromong has Simpson memorabilia on his site right now, and that the description of the items includes the words “IDENTICAL TO THE ONE OJ STOLE FROM ME”, and that Fromong is now looking to profit from the alleged crime. Fromong says no, that this is just an accurate description of the item, and that he’s not trying to make a profit from the crime. He didn’t even raise the prices of the items after the crime.

Grasso then points out that despite the fact that the witness says that he was “shaken up” when he gave his statement to police, that he *wasn’t* so shaken up that he couldn’t give interviews to various news outlets from his hospital bed, and that he wasn’t so in fear of his life that he couldn’t call “Inside Edition” asking for money for an interview almost before he even called the police.

Grasso then gets into what other kind of money, besides the eBay “JUST LIKE THE ONE OJ STOLE FROM ME” items, that Fromong may be looking to make off of this incident, asking Fromong if he has book deals, interviews, rights to his story or other paths of lucrative deals in the works.  Fromong says no, but that “it’s such a circus out there, don’t think the thought hasn’t crossed my mind.”

Charles Stewart’s attorney then gets up to cross examine the witness, asking if he had ever met Stewart before and if he remembers in exactly what order Stewart came into the hotel room, what he did, and what he said. Despite the fact that Fromong says he remembers, Stewart’s attorney whips out Fromong’s previous statements to the police.

The police report says that Stewart was the first person in the room, not the second as he testified under direct, and that it wasn’t Stewart who pushed him, but the guy from the auction house. Stewart’s attorney also impeaches the witness statement about where exactly the guns were in the room, since he related it differently to the police

Fromong says that although Stewart yelled “something” at him like “get back”, he never told the police that, and the attorney elicits that Stewart never did threaten the witness.

The witness is then asked about the medications he was on, and Fromong says he was on oxycontins and anti-inflammatory medicines for his ongoing back troubles.

The witness says he felt that his life was being threatened at the time, although he wasn’t afraid.

The final defense attorney John Moran Jr for Mr. Ehrlich, then has his chance to question the witness, and he asks the witness if he was aware of the admonishment the judge gave before the break not to talk to anyone about the case, and the witness says yeah, and the witness says he did talk to his wife, but not specifically about his testimony.

Fromong says that he has never taken illegal drugs, just the prescribed oxycontin that he takes in the morning, and that today he took his regular dosage of 10 mg of oxy, his anti-inflammatory medications and his heart meds.

Moran asks if Fromong carries a weapon and Fromong says on occasion he does. He has a 40 glock and a 9 millimeter. He does not have a CCW permit. He transported the memorabilia from his home in California to Las Vegas in a moving van – and he was packing at the time. The Glock was loaded, but there was no round in the chamber.

Moran asks if the witness is aware that at the time he made the 911 call that evening, he is heard on the tape saying to Beardsley that he wants to go and get his weapon out of his vehicle. Fromong says that he doesn’t remember saying that at all. Moran shows him the transcript, and sure as shit he said it. Although the witness says he still doesn’t remember saying it.

Moran asks if he is sure that the gun was in the truck and not on him, but the witness says he is certain, even though he’s not certain about saying he was going to go and get it.

The state then redirects and makes sure that the witness reiterates that he is on prescription meds, not illegal drugs, that he answered all the questions to the best of his ability, and that the meds hadn’t made it difficult to remember or answer questions.

David Roger also gets the witness to admit that it is not his practice to sell items in a hotel room, and that was Riccio’s idea, not his, and that he is not in the habit of selling stolen property.

Roger also points out that despite what Grasso said, that Fromong did not tell Simpson that “Mike took it”, referring to the memorabilia, he actually told police that he said he got it from Mike.

Since the witness has related the whole incident in a quiet manner, leaving out a lot of the profanities that are clearly audible on the tape of the incident, Roger has the witness testify that the encounter was loud, profane and aggressive.

Roger then asks about Mr. Stewart, and if the witness is sure that he is the one who pushed him over the chair, and the witness says he is sure.

Roger then asks the witness if he was thinking about profits from his eBay items or book deals or making money when these two gunmen had guns pointed in his face, and the witness says no, and Roger asks if he wants to falsely accuse OJ Simpson or anyone of this crime, and Fromong says no.

Roger then bolsters his witnesses credibility by pointing out that even back in the police statement, the witness had the same answer when asked who came in teh door when, and he was consistent today with the police statement as to who did what and who said what.

Grasso then re-crosses the witness, bringing up what I can only think of is the defense of “There were 5 black guys in the room and the only one you knew was OJ Simpson, how can you tell one of them from the other?” I swear to God that’s what he’s asking. Grasso also points out that the witness never said there were “guns in his face” until a brief summary of his report by the police officer, when the officer is asking what Fromong wants to happen, and Fromong says “well, I want my shit back” and later he said “I want my shit back and I don’t appreciate guns being shoved in my face.” 

Grasso also points out that the topic of the “hollering and screaming” by Simpson was “This is my stuff”. It wasn’t threatening or aggressive, it was all about Fromong stealing his shit. Fromong agrees that yeah, that was what he was hollering about, but that all the shit in the room wasn’t even OJ memorabilia, some of it was other athletes. But Grasso has the witness repeat his earlier testimony that Simpson told the others to “take HIS shit, and leave the rest.”

Then there is a brief re-re-direct, reiterating that Simpson was swearing, guns were drawn, the encounter was loud and profane, and Simpson was in the middle of it. And that Fromong did not know these people, did not know what was in their minds, or what they were capable of, so of course he was afraid. Although the witness seems loathe to say he was afraid, more that he was “afraid but calm”.

The next witness to be called ot the stand is Thomas Riccio. In stark contrast to the hesitant, close to the vest testimony of Fromong, this witness is animated, charming, funny and straightforward.

Riccio gets straight into the testimony about how he met Alfred Beardsley, and how he came to be involved in the events of September 13th with OJ Simpson.

Riccio says that he was quite surprised in early August to receive a phone call from Beardsley, because he had had a previous dealing with him that had gone horribly wrong and bad. Beardsley was calling Riccio to congratulate him on his coup in securing and selling the Anna Nicole Smith diaries through his auction house in California. Eardsley then told Riccio that he had some very unique personal effects of OJ Simpson’s – items that had been stolen from OJ’s home by an agent who thought that OJ owed him money.

Riccio said that he was very hesitant about getting involved with anything that a client said was stolen, and that he was even more hesitant to be getting involved with Beardsley. He knew Beardsley from another client of his auction house, who hooked the two together several years before when Beardsley was again claiming that he had some OJ memorabilia for sale. Beardsley was also claiming at that time to be associated with Yale Galanter, and that together they represented OJ Simpson. In checking Beardsley out (after giving him $500 up front for the supposed OJ stuff), Riccio got in touch with Galanter, who said that Beardsley was a nut and that Beardsley had nothing to do with OJ.

In light of this previous encounter, RIccio said he was stunned to be getting another call from this guy he knew was a liar and a nut, and that the guy was saying he had stolen property of OJ Simpson’s. Riccio called the LAPD, who were not enthusiastic about getting involved in what they considered to be a 10 year old robbery, a civil matter, and a civil matter involving OJ Simpson.

And Beardsley kept calling – called Riccio every day “This is life and death, you gotta see this stuff, tens of thousands of OJ’s personal things, stolen straight from his house…”

So Riccio talked to the FBI. He was convinced that this guy was a nut who, at the least, could be trying to set Riccio himself up in some kind of criminal activity. They told him to contact his lawyer.

So Riccio called OJ himself, who didn’t call back until Riccio again called him and left a message saying that he had a guy calling him about buying some of OJ’s personal effects that were stolen from his house.

OJ called him back and said he had been looking for these stolen items for years, and was very interested in recovering them. He asked Riccio to get a list of the items that this guy claimed to have.

So Riccio kept talking to Beardsley, trying to affirm that he really had this stuff. Riccio asked for a list and Beardsley faxed him a list and then mailed him another list with more items – 1,000’s of personal photos, some still in photo albums, plaques, footballs, ties, all kinds of personal keepsakes.

When Riccio received the lists, he again contacted OJ. OJ confirmed that the items on the list were things that had been stolen from his home, and he and Riccio started to plan how they were going to recover the items.

Riccio suggested setting up cameras in his auction house and having OJ come in and confront the guy who had stolen his items. Riccio thought that they would be able to sell the video and that OJ could charge for interviews. OJ agreed, until he talked to his attorneys and hey told him it probably wasn’t a good idea for him to confront anybody, and OJ thought that if the recovery took place in California, that the Goldman’s would put a value on the personal items and try to claim them. So he didn’t want the items to be recovered there.

Things really started to come together when OJ said that he was going to be in Las Vegas for a wedding, Beardsley said that the items were actually in Las Vegas, and Riccio was flying back from New York to California at the same time. Since all three parties seemed to be going to be “in the area” at the same time, Riccio told OJ that they could recover the items then.
 
Despite the fact that Riccio was telling Beardsley that he had a buyer lined up for the memorabilia, it was clear to Riccio that OJ had no intentions of actually buying the stuff back from the people who had it – he wanted to recover it. Riccio was not expecting a “cut” or payment for setting up the deal, but he did want OJ to sign 200 copies of the Goldman’s new book “If I Did It”, which was supposed ot hit the stands the same weekend.

OJ didn’t really want to sign the book, since he believed it was the Goldman’s book and no longer ”his” book, but Riccio talked him into signing it by inscribing “This is not my book – OJ Simpson”, which OJ eventually agreed to.

Unfortunately, when Riccio got to Vegas on the 12th, he couldn’t find the book anywhere in town – some bookstores said they weren’t going to carry it, some said they were going to receive it “any minute” but never did, and Riccio was concerned because he liked his payment “up front” and didn’t want to wait for a later date, after the deal was done, when OJ, who was already reluctant about signing the book, could back out.

Riccio felt that this, like a lot of his dealings in the past, was one worthy of documentation so he went by a Radio Shack and picked up a portable digital recorder, so that he could get OJ on tape agreeing to their deal about signing the books.

On the 13th Riccio called OJ, who invited him to a party he was having at his hotel’s pool area and where they could nail down some more details of how they were going to recover OJ’s stolen belongings.

Riccio was there about an hour and recorded the whole encounter on his new PDR.

While at the pool area OJ went into a rant about how these people stole his stuff from him, how he was going to recover it, and how Riccio was going to help him. Riccio was a little nervous about how OJ was announcing the whole thing to everyone present, and apparently OJ’s sister was, too, as she advised OJ against going to recover anything from anybody.

Riccio says that they discussed several different scenarios, including getting adjoining rooms and having OJ come into Riccio’s room, where the seller’s would be and recovering his things under threat to the sellers of the police being called. OJ was convinced that Mike Gilbert would be the guy showing up as the seller, and he was excited and anxious to see Gilbert face to face and recover his things.

Riccio left the pool party after meeting a friend of Simpson’s named “Charlie” who OJ designated to be the “buyer” in the plan, and OJ told Riccio that he would give Riccio a call when they had decided where exactly all of this was going to take place.

Shortly after he left, Riccio got a call from OJ saying “It’s going to happen at your hotel room”. Riccio said that he was kind of scared of Beardsley, and he wasn’t sure exactly who Beardsley was going to have with him, so he suggested to OJ that they should bring some security guards with them, and OJ said “Don’t worry – I have my boys”.

The deal was to go down at Riccio’s room at 6 pm that evening. Riccio called Beardlsey to tell them when and where they were to meet. Beardsley arrived at Riccio’s hotel at 5:30. While waiting for the seller, who Riccio learned from Beardlsey was not Mike Gilbert as OJ thought it would be, but someone named Bruce Fromong, Riccio took Beardlsey to get a burger.

Fromong arrived at 6:15 and Beardsley introduced them, Fromong asked Riccio what Riccio’s cut was going to be, and Riccio just said “1/3rd”. Riccio said he kind of recognized Fromong’s name, but he didn’t think he had ever met him before. Formong asked where the buyer was and Riccio said that he was coming. Riccio wanted to see the stuff and affirm that it was OJ’s items, so they went out to the truck to look at it. Riccio determined that even though it wasn’t as many items as Beardsley had said there would be, most of the really valuable and important items were there.

Riccio left the group to go and call OJ and tell him that the stuff was there and appeared to be the items that were stolen from him. He told OJ that there wasn’t as much as they had expected and asked if OJ still wanted to go through with the plan, and OJ said yes.

Riccio recognized that some of the items in the truck weren’t even OJ’s things – he says the seller had a bunch of Pete Rose crap and Joe Montana crap, stuff that he was not interested in. He told Fromong to bring all the stuff into his hotel room so he could see it. He wanted only the OJ items, but there was no way to sort it all out there, so he told Fromong to just bring it all in.

So with the help of a bellboy, the three brought all the stuff into the room.

Riccio called OJ again, and the man Riccio knew as “Charlie” got on the phone, saying “let me talk to these guys!” When Riccio put Fromong on the phone, Charlie started yelling and screaming and swearing, and not acting like the rich millionaire buyer Riccio had described to Beardsley and Fromong, so he grabbed the phone away.

OJ said that they would be there real soon, but 20 minutes later Riccio got another call from OJ saying they were delayed.

OJ and his entourage did not arrive until 7:30, and by this time, Fromong and Beardsley were getting nervous. Riccio went out to the lobby to meet OJ and bring the group to his room.

When Riccio got to the lobby, Charlie asked is the sellers were armed and Riccio said No, they were just a couple of nervous white guys. Charlie said that he wanted to go in first with the other guys and identify the stuff and have OJ go in later, but Riccio knew how edgy Fromong and Beardsley already were, so he said “No, let’s just all go in together and ge this done. Riccio still thought that the plan was to just take the stuff that was OJ’s property under the threat of calling the cops.

Charles agreed, and he told Riccio to walk in first and that the others would follow, so Riccio led the group to his room. It was Riccio first, then Charlie, then the pother guys, including Clarence, who had the gun, and OJ brought up the rear.

Riccio said that he was happy to be first, because he really wanted to see Beardsley’s face when he saw OJ walk in the room.

When the group entered the room, there was immediately a lot of shouting and commotion – everybody was yelling, OJ was very angry and was yelling at the two sellers, who he seemed to know. Riccio said he didn’t immediately see the gun, but that he became aware of it when it was being brandished close to his face. Riccio said Fromong started yelling about his Montana lithos and his phone and he was worried that his phone was going to get broken and the guy with the gun yelled at Fromong to shut up before his ass got broken.

Riccio said that once he saw the guns he was trying to keep a low profile. He didn’t know the men who were holding them, and he didn’t know if they knew him. It was a bunch of black guys pointing guns at white guys, and he was aware that he was the other white guy in the room. He didn’t want to make himself a target. Riccio saw one guy shaking people down, barking orders like a policeman, there was a lot of pushing and shoving and forcing people to sit, although no one actually got hit.
 
Riccio said he wasn’t expecting any of this to happen, and he wasn’t expecting any of OJ’s friends to have guns. Riccio said he was anti gun, in fact he doesn’t even think the Police should have guns. He said he was scared, and he should have been, since he knows now that Beardsley is criminally insane (he read that on Smoking Gun.)

Riccio said he doesn’t even know why the guys pulled the guns out, because the sellers seemed to be complying and giving the stuff back to OJ before the guns came out. And the guys didn’t seem to be objecting to the guys stuffing the crap into pillowcases and taking it out of the room, the things they were objecting to were taking the stuff that wasn’t OJ’s and taking their cellphones. But OJ told them that he just didn’t want to sort through the stuff there, that he would give them back anything that wasn’t his.

The state then tries to preempt the cross examination by bringing out the fact that Riccio sold his tape of the event to TMZ.com.

Riccio admitted that after the story broke and the other participants were giving interviews and lying throughout them, that it was Riccio’s plan to allow them to lie for a few days and then come forward with the tape and the truth about what happened.

And while everyone was giving interviews, OJ kept telling Riccio that it would all blow over and be fine – only then OJ got arrested, so Riccio released the excerpts of the tape.

When Riccio called TMZ to sell the tape, they told him to call the police and tell them that he had it, so Riccio did, and he turned over the original to them. He also gave them copies of some answering machine messages he had from OJ – one which happened just minutes after the incident, where OJ was trying to get Riccio to agree that there were no guns involved.

The last time Riccio spoke to OJ was when OJ asked Riccio to clarify to the press that OJ did not break into the room, as reports were saying, that he was invited in, and that OJ himself was not carrying a gun that night. Riccio said he did clarify that to the press.

Court ended for the day at the point where OJ’s lawyers were to cross examine Riccio.

If the judge thinks that this hearing is going to last just two days, he’s crazy. I doubt they’ll even finish with Riccio by the end of the second day, and there are still 6 more state witnesses, and who knows how many defense witnesses.

I’m betting this thing lasts all of next week.

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6 Responses to “NV vs. Simpson – “IDENTICAL TO THE ONE OJ STOLE FROM ME””

  1. AtwoodLady said

    A news reporter said that many of the “big” hotels have refused to house OJ when in Vegas.

    He is staying at a place off the strip under a false name. Great poetic justice!!!!

    Nay

  2. Holy Toledo said

    Fantastic recap, Kim. I blanked out during the cross exam of Fromong. Story of my life, blank out when it gets good. You know what I got a kick out of? The engraved bats Pete Rose signed saying he was sorry he bet on baseball. I’m thinking if they ever do allow this goon in the Baseball Hall of Fame, I’m hoping they put one of those bats in the display case. And a final comment. I didn’t know Ebay was bottom basement merchandise, did you?

    Gotta go, my lobster tails just arrived – big birthday bash tonight. Can’t wait to raise my cholesterol and tryglycerides.

    HT

  3. Sprocket said

    Thanks for the excellent recap Kim! I was working on sewing in a room that doesn’t have a TV (what a pisser!) most of the day yesterday, so I didn’t bother putting the trial on to try to listen.

  4. great recap, Kim! I’m thinking 2 months for this trial at the rate it is going…LOL!

  5. AtwoodLady said

    Like you, I was able to watch yesterday’s and today’s testimony.

    Today, Banfield commented that Reccio is the “Kato Kalin” of this trial.

    However, I am also finding trial coverage on CNN Headline News and Vegas local TV.

    Today I have been hearing opinions that actually Reccio’s testimony is helping Simpson.

    Is it me or does this judge resemble Tom Jones in his younger days?

    Commercial over….headed back to continue watching this hearing.

    Nay

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