Transcript for O.J. Simpson's Testimony: Not Aware Guns Were Involved in Robbery
This is a special report from ABC news. Hello everyone I'm Tanya Rivero in New York with this ABC news -- digital special report. For the first time in all of -- criminal trials OJ Simpson will take the stand today -- -- Is in Las Vegas where he's hoping a judge will overturn his 2008. Attempted robbery conviction. He says he was given the bad advice from his attorney Yale Galanter. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gun point. He now said that Galanter told him to go back to his Los Vegas hotel. To get his staff he also says. Galanter did not tell him eight plead deal was on the table now Simpson is serving a nine to 33 year sentence. Only about 1% of all cases that use this so called hail Mary motion to get an acquittal succeed. But OJ Simpson might have a chance -- the judge believes him and not his lawyer. OJ was seen smiling when he walked into court on Monday and yesterday he was -- -- from one hand so he could. Drink water and take -- OJ Simpson of course became famous or infamous in 1993 in his first criminal trial he was charge -- acquitted of the murder of his ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson. And her friend Ronald Goldman Simpson also known as the -- was of course a successful football player he was one of the most dominant running backs in the NFL. A six time pro bowler and a Heisman Trophy winner. Now while this is the first time OJ Simpson will take -- stand in a criminal trial he did have to take the stand in a civil case and 2005. He was ordered to pay out 33 point five million dollars but has so far paid very little of that. We are joined now by ABC's -- can't -- Clark County district court in Las Vegas hi there Randy. High time you know this is the moment a lot of people have been waiting for we're waiting for OJ Simpson of course it takes the stand and testify as you mentioned this -- be the first time. He testifies in that criminal hearing and this is expected to be a very long and unpredictable day for Simpson. What some would like there and to folks think OJ has a case here. -- you talk to here on the streets in front of the in front of the courthouse you can definitely see a larger media presence but nothing like we saw during the 1995 -- -- -- the 2008 trial here. He sees several networks standing by inside the courtroom though we're told that it is packed with journalists from around the country who. Just want to get a look at OJ earlier we have a lot of open seats on Monday and Tuesday's hearing. Now it's expected to be as you know packed everyone's having to go into an overflow media room. To finally see what he's gonna -- police as he takes the stand and we did see OJ Simpson himself smiling when he entered the courtroom on Monday looks as though he feels pretty confident that he might be acquitted again. He's very confident according to his is lead attorney -- Patricia -- she says that he's anxious to take the stand he's excited take the stand. And he really believes the judge is going to listen to what he has to say. Today when he testifies up on tells us that she's going to walk you through nineteen counts that they believe the judge could take into consideration to give him a new trial. Then it will be of course you know the other side to you come forward and cross examine him and that's the big question here. What will OJ the acts and we as -- -- Couldn't be asked about the 1995 case and she doesn't think -- she does the judge will not allow any of that but still. There is the opportunity because as you know OJ Simpson never testified. In that trial in which she was acquitted so there's a lot open for discussion we just have to wait to see -- -- plays out to -- finally what he's going to say absolutely and average he would take us through the story line -- what Simpson's. It happened on the night of the robbery. We'll -- claims his lead attorney Yale Galanter actually advised of before the robbery took place he says he called the lanterns at camp I confront these men. Who he says were where they were selling his sports memorabilia that. OJ claims was stolen from him and according -- Simpson. He says Galanter says yes that is within your right to confront them as long as you don't use -- as we learned throughout the trial there was a gentleman. -- brought -- gun into the situation in OJ says he knew nothing. About the done. Also -- Simpson claims that the lantern during the trial in 2008. Was approached by the prosecution for a possible plea deal they went back and forth and as we've heard in testimony this week the prosecution was considering giving him thirty months in prison. If he pled guilty. Galanter said OJ does not want that deal but now OJ says he was never even told about a possible plea deal. And had he known about it he may have taken it obviously he's been behind bars for four years -- since he would be. Out of prison had he taken the deal we've seen a lot of that testimony come forward and now we're gonna actually hear it from Simpson's mouth himself. What he says he told Galanter later in the week it's gonna be very interesting because Galanter will be taking this this stand on Friday and with this case. The legal experts say the attorney client privilege is kind of out the window now that it's -- Simpson. Vs his former attorney so I'm curious also here. What Galanter has to say he revealed any details about -- -- -- that we never heard before taps and certainly OJ is taking a risk there now. Very few cases like these succeed have the responses so far from judge Linda -- -- Indicated whether she believes and sooner or not -- a little bit of tea leaf reading -- You know I'm many doctors attorneys they're very confident they say we we spoke to -- upon yesterday after court and -- How do you think things are going so far and she thinks they're going. Very well however when you talk to legal experts -- say there is a very slim chance. Coaching since it would be granted me. The trial and it is that's where things also while others you know system comes forward will that county of Clark County in hearing about it. Actually try and -- -- don't want another trial as -- -- -- I interrupt you but adjacent business entered the courtroom so let's. Take a live look at the shot there is very is approaching -- sand. It's amazing Randi we're talking earlier you and I about how the years have. Really left their mark. On OJ. -- Thank you. Good morning mr. Simpson. 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Alexander about using any candidates. -- -- gas. -- -- So you didn't ask them. -- -- -- -- And there -- Cadillac -- discussing -- anybody else prior to entering the room. Aren't so you're in the -- and you see it's your eyes on that my. -- I don't see them. -- -- -- -- -- Won't do. When you're saying -- heard he. He's saying repeatedly Donna -- here -- Paris -- -- my stuff. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah and they had a funeral engineers you're. -- -- Conservatives are actually didn't even -- withdraw. So beautiful I didn't -- -- and. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So -- that. Quasi citizens. Did you won't work. It's you don't. -- won't forget it you'll see Walters. -- -- And we've been listening to OJ Simpson on the stand in Las Vegas speaking on his own behalf for the first time in all of this criminal trials. Simpson is testifying in the hopes a judge will overturn his 2008 attempted robbery conviction. Under questioning by his current attorney Patricia -- Simpson told jurors about the actions leading up to that event that Clinton has given. Bad advice from his former attorney Yale Galanter told him before he -- he told him it would be okay to get his memorabilia back.
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