Archive for Saturday, September 27, 2008

Witness says OJ asked him to bring gun

September 27, 2008

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— The man who is expected to be the prosecution's final witness in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping case testified Friday that the former football star asked him to bring a gun to a hotel room confrontation at which they planned to recover memorabilia.

The prosecutors also played a recording in which Simpson appeared to be talking with Michael McClinton, the admitted gunman, about a gun. The recording was made by McClinton, who like many other witnesses in the case carried an audio recorder to a party Simpson attended after the confrontation.

Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart are accused of trying to steal collectibles at gunpoint from memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station hotel and casino a little over a year ago.

McClinton was to face cross-examination Monday before the prosecution rests its case.

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