September 18th, 2008
03:06 PM ET

O.J. trial: "We're going to get him"

Editor’s Note:
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.

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/18/art.ojsimpson2.jpg
caption="O.J. Simpson speaks to a member of his defense team."]
Paul Vercammen
CNN Senior Producer

11:39am PT

Judge Jackie Glass called an unusual early lunch break as the attornies whizzed through three police witnesses.

Simpson defense attorney Yale Galanter hammered away at detective Andy Caldwell.

Galanter asked Caldwell about an audio recording in which officers could be heard allegedly saying 'They didn't get him (Simpson) in California, we're going to get him now."

The detective said he did not recall hearing those words.

Court broke at 11:15 and resumes at 12:30pm PT.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Lesley

    I don't care if he was found NOT GUILTY...everyone knows he killed
    those people.

    September 19, 2008 at 9:41 am |
  2. Christopher redman

    Dee, yes he was found not guilty in the criminal proceedings, but if i remember this correctly (mind you, i was 14 or 15 when this case was in court) im pretty sure he was found guilty in the civil proceedings. yes, innocent before proven guilty, and it may be wrong of me to say this, but it would be interesting to see what a humbled OJ looks like, as opposed to the smug one that is the norm.

    September 18, 2008 at 11:19 pm |
  3. Ruby Bradley

    NO, i know i cannot judge him,but God will !!!!!! Trust God, only God!! I hope he has repented for his sins. His soul is up for graps?!?!

    September 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  4. Jordan


    Innocent until proven guilty.........that is what our great nation stands for. I am glad that public opinion is not a major factor in determining guilt or innocence. We have enough people trying to reclaim there life due to being falsely accused.

    September 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  5. Greg

    O.J. is a monster. They just said what every one I know feels.

    September 18, 2008 at 8:28 pm |
  6. Mike

    I have been watching and studying this case closely. I don't "recall" any taped conversation between police officers or detectives concerning the comment.., ("We're going to get him.."). Ok.., where's the tape of the conversation ? I believe the jury, judge and america would like to hear the taped conversation. I would. Mike in Montana

    September 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm |
  7. D Johnson

    picture this in the first part of 2009 :OJ moving into the BIG House and Obama moving into the WHITE House, so much for racism

    September 18, 2008 at 6:59 pm |
  8. Dee

    He was found not guilty in the murder case! Get over it people! This is a different case. Let the facts come out and the jury of his peers (Laugh out loud!) will determine whether he is guilty or not guilty.

    September 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm |
  9. Presley

    Yes, they are going to "get him".
    Leave it to the Defense to make it sound all shady.
    Bottom line, they are not going to make mistakes, they are doing everything to put this hideous creature where he belongs, LEGALLY and BY THE BOOK. Trust, he won't walk this time.

    I think the Goldman family and Nicole's family do not care how the justice is served, but the LVPD and state of Nevada do and will not take chances this time around to see to it OJ pays, severely.
    It's not bias, it's KARMA.

    September 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm |