The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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May 14, 2013

Co-counsel: Simpson was dependent on main attorney

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"You don't think about it, but this has taken a toll on a lot of people," Scotto said.

Simpson, who will be 70 before he is eligible for parole, has filed a writ of habeas corpus, his last chance under state law to prove that he was wrongly convicted and win a new trial.

After his acquittal on the murder charges, Simpson was found liable for damages in a civil wrongful death lawsuit and ordered to pay $33.5 million to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

Palm suggested in questioning Grasso that Glass erred at trial when she allowed prosecutors to mention Goldman in court several times even after she ruled that there would be no mention of the Los Angeles case, which was deemed irrelevant.

Nineteen separate reasons for reversal are being considered in the weeklong hearing.

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