OJ Prosecution Rests After Witness Waffles
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2008 8:49 PM CDT
Clark County District Attorney David Roger, left, shows witness Michael McClinton a document during O.J. Simpson's trial in Las Vegas, Monday, Sept., 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Ethan Miller, Pool)
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(Newser) – Prosecutors rested their case in the OJ Simpson robbery-kidnapping trial today after a state witness waffled under cross-examination, AFP reports. Michael McClinton admitted that he had not told police about Simpson's request to bring a gun to rob memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas last year. But he testified last week that Simpson had asked him to bring a gun, the AP reports.

"It may have slipped my mind," McClinton said. "But Mr. Simpson knew I had a gun. He read my concealed weapons permit." The defense then trotted out their first witness, returning memorabilia dealer and convicted felon Alfred Beardsley to the stand. He reiterated that he thought Simpson was innocent. "Everything just smelled of a setup," he said of the alleged robbery.