September 15, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The judge in O.J. Simpson's Las Vegas robbery-kidnap trial has rejected a bid by Simpson's lawyers to ask prospective jurors if they consider him a murderer.
Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass turned down the request Monday during a hearing on motions before prospective jurors were summoned for questioning.
The judge says questionnaires filled out by prospects asked whether they were familiar with Simpson's other trials, and she is not going to relitigate those cases.
Simpson and a co-defendant are accused of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers in a hotel last year.
Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 slayings of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, but was found civilly liable for their deaths.
AP Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch contributed to this report.
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