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Decision Expected Soon On Simpson Charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An attorney for O.J. Simpson says kidnapping and robbery charges against Simpson should be dropped.

The argument was made at the close of a preliminary hearing in Las Vegas to determine whether he should stand trial in an alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia dealers. A decision is expected on Wednesday. The judge must determine whether Simpson and two other men will go to trial on 12 charges, including kidnapping and armed robbery.

Earlier, a sports memorabilia dealer said Simpson and a group of men with guns barged into his hotel room and ordered him to stand up while they searched him for weapons.

He says he tried to calm Simpson down, testifying that he "could see it in his face" that the former NFL star wanted answers for why the dealers were there with what Simpson says was his property.

Alfred Beardsley tells the court that he didn't steal any of the items. He says he told Simpson the memorabilia came from a former partner of the other dealer in the room.
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