OJ Pleads Not Guilty; Trial Set

Trial on 12 felony charges set to begin in April
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2007 2:37 PM CST
O.J. Simpson, facing camera, listens to his lawyer Yale Galanter during his arraignment in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007. Simpson pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, assault...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – OJ Simpson pleaded not guilty today to 12 felony charges that could land him in jail for life, CNN reports. The Juice and two co-defendants will go on trial April 7 on charges relating to a September incident in which they're alleged to have broken into a Las Vegas hotel room, brandishing at least one gun, to retrieve sports memorabilia.

The former football great said he was taking back items belonging to him in an incident one victim termed a "military-style invasion." Three other men originally charged already testified against Simpson and co-defendants Charles Ehrlich and Clarence Stewart as part of a plea deal. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife and a friend.