Jury Out on OJ Case

Ex football star faces possibility of life in prison—again
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2008 2:15 AM CDT
OJ Simpson and attorney Yale Galanter listen during closing arguments in his trial.   (AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong, Pool)
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(Newser) – The jury in the OJ Simpson armed robbery case begins deliberations today as the former football star faces the possibility of life behind bars for the second time. Simpson, 61, has been charged with 12 robbery, weapons and kidnapping charges linked to a confrontation with a sports memorabilia dealer in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Simpson's attorney told jurors yesterday that prosecution witnesses were untrustworthy, reports the Las Vegas Sun. "The state gave out so many get-out-of-jail-free cards that they could have gotten these witnesses to say anything," he argued. But the prosecutor told the jury: "This case boils down to one word—'accountability.'"