LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas prosecutor in charge of the case against O.J. Simpson has played a tape in which the former football star is heard barking orders during a confrontation with sports memorabilia collectors.
Prosecutor Chris Owens, in his opening statement to the jury, said the panel will learn over the next few days what he calls "the true face" of O.J. Simpson.
Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, is expected to argue that his client was in the hotel room to recover his own property and that he didn't know that other men in his group were armed.
Simpson and a co-defendant have pleaded not guilty to 12 charges including kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy.
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