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"In those situations, people may focus on objects in front of them and be oblivious to other things," Roitman said.
Simpson is expected to testify that to this day, he doesn’t know there were guns in the room. He has testified just once in open court before — during the wrongful death lawsuit.
During the robbery trial, Simpson contends, Galanter "vigorously discouraged" him not to testify, and never told him that prosecutors were willing to let him plead guilty to charges that would have gotten him a minimum of two years in prison.
"He consistently told me the state could not prove its case because I acted within my rights in retaking my own property," Simpson said in the sworn statement.
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