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Simpson's property not returned, for now

October 31, 1995
Web posted at: 9:55 p.m. EST

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- O.J. Simpson's personal property that was seized during the investigation of double murder charges against him will not be returned, Judge Lance Ito ruled Tuesday.

Bronco In a proceeding lasting about 15 minutes, Simpson's attorneys asked that property seized from his estate and his Ford Bronco be returned to him in the wake of his acquittal on the murder charges earlier this month.

Attorneys for plaintiffs who have filed wrongful death suits against Simpson, including the families of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, asked that the property not be returned until the judge in the civil suit could issue a ruling.

Attorney Daniel Petrocelli, representing the Goldman family, said the items may be crucial to the civil proceedings. Ito agreed, saying he would allow the judge in the civil case to decide when the property can be returned.

Among the items seized during the investigation of Simpson on double murder charges were a fake beard, a handgun, ammunition, photographs, jewelry, a passport, credit cards, cash and clothing.

Simpson was not present for Tuesday's hearing. Attorney Carl Douglas represented him.



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