Opening statements in Simpson trial begin in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- O.J. Simpson's robbery-kidnapping trial was interrupted Monday when the first witness, a sports memorabilia dealer who has had previous heart attacks, pointed to his chest while testifying and paramedics were called.Bruce Fromong, 54, the alleged victim in the Simpson case, had been on the witness stand for several hours before he indicated he was ill and Judge Jackie Glass sent the jury out of the room. Paramedics examined Fromong in a hallway but left without taking him to a hospital. "He did not want to go out of here on a gurney," said his attorney, Louis Schneider. Fromong has had four heart attacks in the last year. The lawyer said Fromong was "done for the day" but could resume testifying Tuesday. Court resumed briefly with testimony by a witness from Palace Station, the hotel casino where Simpson, with a group of men, allegedly stole items from Fromong and another dealer last year.
Munson: O.J.'s words hurt
Score one -- or more -- for the prosecution during the opening statements at O.J. Simpson's trial on robbery and kidnapping charges, writes ESPN.com legal analyst Lester Munson. Story
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