LAS VEGAS - The lawyer who defended O.J. Simpson on armed robbery charges delivered a potentially heavy blow to the former football star's bid for a new trial Friday, testifying that Simpson knew his buddies had guns when they went to a hotel room together to reclaim some sports memorabilia.
Miami lawyer Yale Galanter took the stand at an often combative hearing on Simpson's claim that he was so badly represented by his attorney that his conviction should be thrown out.
Point by point, Galanter contradicted much of his former client's testimony and strongly defended himself.
He denied giving Simpson the go-ahead to retrieve the photos and footballs he believed had been stolen from him.