Simpson Case Turns to DNA Test Results Hearings Expected to Last 3 Weeks

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Simpson Case Turns to DNA Test Results Hearings Expected to Last 3 Weeks


Compiled From News Services, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


The O.J. Simpson murder trial is set to resume Thursday after a two-week holiday break with the start of hearings on the admissibility of DNA test results.

Evidence based on the results is vital in the case because no witnesses have been found to the stabbing deaths of Simpson's former wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman last June 12.

But an abundance of blood was found at the murder scene, and more blood drops were found at O.J. Simpson's mansion, two miles from the murder scene.

Although experts say DNA testing can identify a person from blood samples with a high degree of accuracy, its use as evidence in a murder trial remains a gray area.

Prosecution and defense attorneys will meet privately today to discuss procedural matters with Superior Court Judge Lance Ito.

Simpson says he did not kill his former wife and her friend, claiming he was home waiting for a limousine to take him to the airport.

But, according to pretrial testimony, a bloody glove found on the grounds of Simpson's estate matched one found at the scene of the murder outside Nicole Simpson's town house. …

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