A Las Vegas judge ordered former football star O.J. Simpson to stand trial on 12 criminal charges. On Wednesday, the judge said he found sufficient evidence that Simpson and five other men robbed several sports memorabilia dealers.
During four days of testimony, prosecutors brought eight witnesses, some of whom were reportedly Simpson’s accomplices, who testified Simpson was the ring leader of the operation. Simpson allegedly broke into a hotel room on Sept. 13, searching for memorabilia.
Walter Alexander testified that Simpson wanted the group to bring “heat” to the Palace Station hotel room, a reference to guns, while Michael McClinton claimed Simpson told him to “show them your weapon and look menacing.” Both men accepted a plea deal to testify against Simpson.
Simpson and two other men will be tried on 12 counts, including aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Though a date has not been set, a trial is expected to begin in the summer of 2008.