O.J. Simpson is on trial for robbery and kidnapping charges nearly a year after police arrested him in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prosecutors say Simpson and five other men stormed into a Las Vegas hotel room last September 13 to recover sports memorabilia that Simpson said belonged to him. They say at least two men with Simpson had guns as they robbed two sports memorabilia dealers. The following dispatches come from our Paul Vercammen covering the trial.
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Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne was taken to Valley Hospital in Las Vegas shortly after complaining of pain.
Dunne was sitting in court listening to testimony in the O.J. Simpson kidnapping and armed robbery trial.
Just before 10 this morning Dunne grabbed me and said "I am in a lot of pain. Lot of pain," he then motioned toward an area below his belt.
"I want to go back to my hotel."
Dunne, who is battling bladder cancer, looked ashen as he gingerly left the courtroom.
Court marshals called paramedics and Dunne was taken to the hospital.
“I’m okay, I am doing fine under the circumstances,” Dunne said from the hospital just before 11am PT.
“But this probably means that I will have to go back to New York in the next few days.” Dunne said against doctor’s orders, he flew to Las Vegas to cover the O.J. Simpson trial.
When testimony began last week Dunne told fellow journalists and writers it was great to be back working after his “difficult summer,” alluding to his bladder cancer.
Our love and our prayers are with you. Thank you so much for your work. Please be well soon! I can't wait for your biography.
You are a lovely thoughtful gentleman. We hope and pray for your full and complete recovery. For all that you do, for victims of crime and their families, we are grateful.
Hope things work out okay for Dominick. Although I disagreed with his opinion that OJ was guilty in the murder trial. I enjoyed his analytical view and the way he always presents himself.
I just heard that mr. Dunne was'nt feeling well. I hope he has a speedy recovery and is better real soon. I too enjoy Power, Priviledge and justice. He seems like a fine man.
Mr. Dunne has been such a loud voice for the victims of crime.
I admire his advocacy and am so sad to hear that he has not been well.
I'm keeping him in my prayers.
I just love Mr. Dunne, he always has the perfect twist on all of his stories, books or reporting. I have followed his “writing” career since the beginning, he has been the MAIN reason I purchase Vanity Fair every month and when he does not have an entry in the magazine-no matter what is featured, it is just another magazine. I am so sorry to hear that he is having another bout with cancer-you are in my prayers and take care of yourself!!! Your devoted fan, Paige Parker
Hoping the best for Mr. Dunne. I enjoy his articles in Vanity Fair. He's one of the reasons I've been a subscriber for so long. He brings an honest perspective to everything he writes, one that I appreciate in a world of spin doctor journalism. The OJ trial won't be the same without him there.
This is turning in a "typical" OJ Simpson circus again with all sorts of people hitting the deck. I hope this fellow gets over whatever he has, but gish...get this trial going and convict the guitly dude!
Dominick Dunne is awesome. What a great writer/story teller. I wish him the best! I love that show especially on TruTv – Power, Privilege, & Justice.
I love his show, He is most amazing person author on Tru Tv! My dad had cancer too, he bladder problem and found cancer his body for ten years before he died.... I hope he will get well soon, my prayer and thoughts with Dominick Dunnne. Take care,
My prayers are with Mr Dunne. I love his writing in Vanity Fair magazine as well as the books he has written.
I had no idea he had cancer. I wish him well on beating it.
I was deeply saddened to find out Dominick Dunne has cancer. I absolutely love his show, "Power, Privilege and Justice", on Tru TV, and have always enjoyed his appearances on Larry King Live. He is a person of such class and taste.
I first became interested in him when he wrote about the murder of Martha Moxley, and that is when I learned of his own daughter's tragic murder.
My prayers are with you, Mr. Dunne.
I've always enjoyed Dominick Dunne. I wish him well.
I am saddened to hear that Mr. Dunne has suffered even a bit. He is such an important writer with uncommon integrity, willing to expose the likes of these arrogant, rich criminals, including murder, double murder!
I wish him a speedy recovery and many more years of good health.
My best wishes to a great man who has done the public a great service. Dominick Dunne is a hero to me.
I have known he has been fighting bladder cancer since the day it appeared on CNN ticker. I have been a huge fan of his show on TruTV. I have learned so much from a true gentleman who lost his one and only beautiful daughter to a murderer. I read that he would fly in for this case against doctors advice. I think that says everything. I don't think even Simpson could ever comprehend that the best dressed man with the most class and courage is fighting for his life with dignity,class and elegance. I know cancer pain is really really bad and I just hope he gets to finish his work for all of us to read. Im sure his daughter is looking down from above very proud of her father. What courage and strength to fly to Vegas for this. I hope he makes it home ok.
I second that. He truly is a blessing to watch and hear his insight on what's going on. Hope he is going to pull through.
Dominick Dunne is a brilliant journalist. I am saddened to hear of his illness and pray that God will be with him and keep him from pain. My sincerest wishes go out to him that he will make a complete recovery.
WOW! This is the first time I'm hearing about Dominick Dunne having cancer :-( I hope he'll be okay. I love watching his show on TruTv. Can't get enough of it!
O.J. made him famous.
My best wishes for Mr. Dunne's health and recovery! He has always been an enjoyable and insiteful member of the true crime reporting community and I'd hate to see him suffer ill health.
I read Mr Dunne every month in Vanity Fair. So sorry to hear he is
having health issues. All of my best thoughts to him while trying
to do his well respected job as well tend to his own medical issues.
I know how he lives for these trials, so I can understand his efforts
to ignore his own doctors orders. Think of yourself Mr Dunne and
just get yourself healthy again.
Get well wishes to you Mr. Dunne. Have so enjoyed your Vanity Fair articles over the years as well as your Court-TV program. God Bless you.
My prayers are with you. I love watching you in action.
Sending out many well wishes to Mr. Dunne. I very much enjoy watching him on Court TV. I was unaware that he had been ill. I sure hope he has a swift recovery.
My thoughts are with you, Mr. Dunne. I love watching your show, Power, Priviledge and Justice.
I hope he gets well soon. He has done alot for victims and he is a wonderful person
I am a huge fan. Be well, Dominick!
I love "Power, Privilege & Justice" as well as the articles he writes. All my best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!
God bless you, Dominick.
Covering OJ this time around...not important. Taking care of yourself....IMPORTANT.....get your fanny on a plane back to N.Y. and listen to the doc.....and get well soon....xo
I enjoy Dominick Dunn's television shows very much. He is one of the most prolific writers. I like him alot.
I didn't know either. I also enjoy his show on Tru TV. I hope he recovers and will pray for him.
Sorry to hear this news about Mr Dunne. I enjoy reading his books as well as his magazine articles.He leads a fascinating life and I certainly hope that he will quickly recover. God bless!
Best wishes to Mr. Dunne for full remission and recovery. I have read and enjoyed Mr. Dunne's fiction works as well as his reporting and he has never let me down. I will pray for you, Mr. Dunne.
my sister and i love you, mr. dunne. please get well as fast as possible. we love your work, so listen to your doctor this time. our prayers go out to you, you are in our thoughts and prayers
I've read some of Dunne's books and he's a wonderful writer. Has he written any more lately? I hope he gets well soon!!!
Anna of Indiana
My best wished go to you, Mr. Dunne.
I didn't know that Dunne has cancer. I enjoy seeing him on Tru TV and hearing his thoughts on the cases that they cover. I hope that he is going to be OK.
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