July 31, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Day eight of the O.J. Simpson trial is set to start later this morning.
The first item on the judge's agenda is whether or not evidence related to Simpson's acquittal in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife and her friend should be allowed. Prosecutors want a lawyer from the estate of Ron Goldman to testify about the answers Simpson gave last year in response to a legal questionnaire about his assets. That estate has pursued Simpson for more than a decade after a 33.5 million-dollar civil judgment.
Simpson's lawyers say that would prejudice the jury. Prosecutors say it'll show motive.
Two of Simpson's former co-defendants could take the stand as soon as today, while an alleged victim could testify tomorrow.
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