O.J. Simpson

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Theoretically you might have to question 4 million people before finding 12 with no preconceived opinion about O.J. Simpson, but the Las Vegas justice system just doesn't have that kind of time.

Instead, lengthy questionnaires will be handed out to a pool of as many as 400 potential jurors, still a bigger number than the norm, in preparation for the football star turned pariah's upcoming trial on armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges related to an alleged sports-memorabilia heist that went down in September.

Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass said she will begin to start summoning prospective jurors and to start doling out the required paperwork, which will entail about 115 questions, at least two weeks before the Sept. 8 trial date.

A hearing on pretrial motions—including prosecution and defense objections to at least three of the juror questions and a motion filed by one of Simpson's codefendants to reconsider trying all three suspects together—is set for June 20.

Simpson and two other are accused of robbing two memorabilia dealers in a Vegas hotel room. The erstwhile murder suspect, who's facing life in prison if convicted on all charges, maintains no guns were used and that he went into the meeting intending to retrieve items that belonged to him in the first place.

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