Video and audio evidence in O.J. trial
Thomas Riccio, a key character in the O.J. Simpson robbery trial, is waiting to be called to testify on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
Riccio told the Chicago Sun Times that he was expecting to be called sometime between Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
Simpson and co-defendant Clarence â€śC.J.â€? Stewart are being tried on 12 charges, including armed robbery, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and coercion, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
On Sept. 13, 2007, Bruce Fromongâ€”a memorabilia dealerâ€”arrived at a hotel in Las Vegas expecting to find a wealthy collectibles buyer, but instead was threatened with a gun by Simpson, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Simpson had given his collectibles to friends in order to avoid giving them to the family members of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, reported the LA Times. The former NFL star claims those mementos belonged to him.
â€śThis was a recovery, this wasnâ€™t a robbery,â€? Simpson told the LA Times.
Simpson could be facing life charges if he is found guilty of the kidnapping charge.
Simpson, however, maintained during the trial that no guns were used, and that his intent was to retrieve his stolen valuables, reported the Chicago Sun Times.
Riccio gave authorities 10 hours of audio recordings before, during, and after the Sept. 13 date. The footage provided excerpts depicting Simpson, the five men accompanying Simpson, Riccio, and the memorabilia dealer, reported the Chicago Sun Times.
â€śI hope they donâ€™t just have to go by what I say,â€? Ricco said to the Chicago Sun Times. â€śAll they have to do is listen to my tapes.â€?