Sick Crime Scribe Rushed From OJ Trial

Dominick Dunne battling cancer
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2008 2:53 AM CDT
OJ Simpson covers his face at his Las Vegas trial yesterday. He faces 12 charges, including felony kidnapping and armed robbery for allegedly storming the hotel room of a sports memorabilia collector.   (AP Photo/John Locher, Pool)
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(Newser) Vanity Fair crime writer Dominick Dunne was rushed to the hospital yesterday from the Las Vegas courtroom where OJ Simpson is on trial for armed robbery, reports CNN. Paramedics were called when the 82-year-old writer, who suffers from bladder cancer, told a colleague: "I am in a lot of pain." Dunne traveled to Las Vegas to cover the trial against doctors' advice.

"I am doing fine under the circumstances," Dunne said later at a local hospital. "But this probably means that I will have to go back to New York in the next few days." He had intended to make this trial his last and to spend time working on his autobiography. The celebrity crime scribe has covered three decades of high-profile cases, including the murder trials of Simpson and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel,