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Simpson trial in summary

Who testified: Dr. Bruce Weir Defense attorney Peter Neufeld forced Weir, the prosecution's statistics and genetics expert, to admit he made mistakes in calculations about blood mixtures. For three bloodstains from O.J. Simpson's Bronco and one on a bloody glove, he did not include in his calculations a genetic marker that DNA scientists had indicated as possibly being there. In other instances he calculated both possibilities: that the marker was present and that it was not. Leaving it out created bias against Simpson, Weir agreed.

What was said: "There's an old Chinese saying: Be careful what you wish for." And with that proverb Judge Lance Ito ended proceedings in which he granted a motion to unseal transcripts of secret proceedings involving dismissals of 10 jurors, with personal and other identifying information deleted. The motion was argued by attorneys for the ACLU, the news media, the defense and dismissed juror Francine Florio-Bunten. The ACLU cited the public's right to know, especially because of allegations that the prosecution has been targeting jurors. Prosecutors opposed the release on grounds that jurors were promised confidentiality and concerns about the impact on jury selection.

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