That argument has long been predicted and sets the stage for what could be the trial's most important debate--the so-called Kelly-Frye hearing that will determine whether DNA results are admitted and, if so, how much statistical significance jurors can attach to any findings.
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THE SIMPSON CASE. A daily update. Trial Highlights
A look at some of the key events in the O.J. Simpson murder trial on Wednesday:
* Summary: Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito considered several defense efforts to suppress evidence collected from O.J. Simpson's home and cars.
* Court action: Ito ruled that the defense could not raise a new challenge to the detectives' credibility by introducing transcripts of discussions among the detectives and a private security company. He also ruled that tests of certain blood drops were legal, dealing a setback to defense efforts to have the results excluded.
* On the stand: Detective Tom Lange described seizing a pair of O.J. Simpson's shoes after Simpson told him they were the ones he had worn on the night of the slayings. Robert B. Jones of Viertel's Automotive Service testified that one of his employees admitted to breaking in to Simpson's car after it was seized. Receipts with the signatures of O.J. and Nicole Simpson were taken from the vehicle, Jones said. Other witnesses also described the towing and safeguarding of the Bronco.
* Outside the court: One of Nicole Simpson's sisters, Denise Brown, met with a small group of reporters and asked: "If O.J. is so innocent, why are (his lawyers) trying to suppress all the evidence?"