Goldman Lawyer May Testify Against OJ

Attorney for murder victim's kin may speak to OJ's state of mind
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2008 8:06 AM CDT
OJ Simpson listens as his armed robbery trial continues yesterday in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, POOL)
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(Newser) – OJ Simpson's past murder trial dramatically resurfaced in his armed robbery hearing yesterday as prosecutors sought to question a lawyer for the family of murder victim Ron Goldman, CNN reports. The prosecution argued that David Cook—who has aggressively pursued Simpson's assets—could testify as to Simpson's state of mind and possible motivation at the time of the alleged Las Vegas robbery.

OJ's defense said Cook would only prejudice the jury by dredging up the murders of Goldman and Simpson's ex wife. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders, but found liable in a civil trial brought by Goldman's family. The judge will decide today if Cook can testify.