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OJ Pleads Not Guilty; Trial Set

Trial on 12 felony charges set to begin in April
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2007 2:37 PM CST

(Newser) – OJ Simpson pleaded not guilty today to 12 felony charges that could land him in jail for life, CNN reports. The Juice and two co-defendants will go on trial April 7 on charges relating to a September incident in which they're alleged to have broken into a Las Vegas hotel room, brandishing at least one gun, to retrieve sports memorabilia.

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The former football great said he was taking back items belonging to him in an incident one victim termed a "military-style invasion." Three other men originally charged already testified against Simpson and co-defendants Charles Ehrlich and Clarence Stewart as part of a plea deal. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife and a friend. (Read more OJ Simpson stories.)

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