Simpson's Past Back in Spotlight As New Trial Opens
Jury members at O.J. Simpson's criminal trial in Las Vegas were given a stark reminder of the football star's controversial past. During the first day of the trial, Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Owens referred to the civil judgment against Simpson in the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
As NowPublic's master_jim2008 noted, Simpson's previous legal troubles may come back to haunt him.
Owens spoke of Fred Goldman, father of the slaying victim, and said he would show that Simpson came to Nevada to confront the two memorabilia dealers he is accused of robbing because he felt that if he took back personal property in California, Goldman would seize and sell it.
Defense attorney Yale Galanter, angered by the tactic, told jurors: “This case ... is not about what occurred in California. This case is not about Fred Goldman. It is about what happened in Las Vegas last year this time and whether crimes were committed.”