Middleman testifies as O.J. trial enters 3rd week

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A collectibles broker has testified that he saw a gun at the meeting between O.J. Simpson and two sports memorabilia peddlers in a Las Vegas hotel room a year ago.

Thomas Riccio is testifying at Simpson's trial on charges that include kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy.

Simpson has said he didn't ask anyone to bring guns to the confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong, and that he didn't know that anyone in the room was armed.

Riccio, who arranged the meeting, says he "did see a gun," but that he doesn't know for sure what Simpson saw or didn't see.

The trial is scheduled to continue for up to four more weeks.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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