Las Vegas Jury Seated in O.J. Simpson Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A nine-woman, three-man jury has been selected
to judge O.J. Simpson and a co-defendant on charges that they kidnapped and robbed two sports memorabilia dealers last year in Las Vegas.

The jury panel and six alternates were seated Thursday after four days of sometimes contentious questioning by defense lawyers.

Most prospective jurors have said they disagree with Simpson's 1995 acquittal in the slaying of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

But they insist they can be fair in the latest case.

Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart have pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges.

Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass says she wants to begin opening statements Monday.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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