CNN Senior Producer
The testimony in the O.J. Simpson kidnapping and robbery trial exploded with an 11th hour loud cry for a mistrial from defense lawyers.
Lead detective Andy Caldwell blurted out, "Mrs. (Sabrina) Scotto," (the wife of key defense witness Tom Scotto) was allegedly kicked out of the Simpson preliminary hearing for witness tampering.
Only after a recess and court review, was it determined that Caldwell was talking about Mrs. Scotto and not Mr. Scotto.
Before sorting out the Scotto mess, a visibly angered judge Glass immediately stopped the trial and moved the jury out of the courtroom.
While she denied the motion for a mistrial, Glass firmly admonished Caldwell saying "you put my case in jeopardy with the defense calling for a mistrial."
Glass then warned Caldwell about giving "spontaneous answers."
Simpson lawyer Yale Galanter said he could not "unring the bell" after Caldwell's alleged witness tampering comment before the jury.
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