Another OJ Trial Kicks Off

Ex-NFL great faces a dozen charges, life sentence in Las Vegas court
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2008 4:31 PM CDT
O.J. Simpson and his attorney Yale Galanter arrive at the Clark County Regional Justice Center for opening statements on the first day of Simpson's trial in Las Vegas, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.   (AP Photo/Daniel Gluskoter, Pool)
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(Newser) – OJ Simpson shook his head as a prosecutor promised to show jurors "the true face" of the disgraced NFL star, whose trial on 12 counts of felony kidnapping, armed robbery, and other charges began today in Las Vegas, the Review-Journal reports. Simpson's lawyer countered that he was retrieving his own property, but an audio recording played in court included a voice ordering: "Don't let nobody outta here."

"All I wanted is my stuff back," Simpson's lawyer quoted his client as saying.