OJ Simpson Takes the Stand in Retrial Hiring

Former football star testifies in bid to win new trial for armed robbery charge.
1:50 | 05/15/13

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Inside a California courtroom a familiar face OJ Simpson doing something we've not seen him do before. Take the stand the 65 year old former football star hair gray eyes -- voice cracking hands and shackles testifying. In the hope that he can win a new trial perhaps -- freedom ABC's Neal Karlinsky was there. He's been a beloved celebrity and accused murderer and the subject of -- nation's racial divide. -- -- But we've never heard OJ Simpson testify as a witness until now the air force is pretty -- in the room. With one hand free of his handcuffs so loose at times humorous and animated OG Simpson spent the day testifying about the bizarre 2007. Robbery of his own sports memorabilia. That put him behind bars. You weren't intending to sooners have. Since then joked about the lesser details but his testimony is critical in his bid to get a new trial his life today includes reading golf magazines and watching TV. Inside -- six by ten foot cell. His life is basically -- working that the German. He's in charge of the gym and coach -- -- baseball team. But today's testimony is also a first ever glimpse into one of the most polarizing figures in recent history. OJ is doing spectacularly. So far he's hitting all the points that he needs to hit he comes offers credible nearly two decades after the murder trial that would define him OJ Simpson's testimony won't dancer rainy old questions. It's just a last ditch attempt at freedom for a man who was a rapidly growing old behind bars you'll Karlinsky ABC news. Las Vegas.

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