O.J. SIMPSON FEELS THE HEAT

AT LAST, THE PROTAGONIST OF THE NATION'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL MURDER CASE TAKES CENTER STAGE, FORCED TO SPEAK IN HIS OWN DEFENSE

Late one night during the O.J. Simpson criminal trial last year, prosecutor Marcia Clark let down her hair and indulged a fantasy: getting the chance to cross-examine Simpson herself. The accused murderer's defense attorneys, after all, kept dangling the tantalizing prospect before her. "It'll never happen," Clark said. "But I would love it." Striking a hungry, heavy-lidded pose at her desk, she cooed, "Good morning, Mr. Simpson. I have a few thousand questions to ask you."

Simpson may or may not have actually wanted to answer those few thousand questions--he has insisted he did--but in the end, his lawyers decided it...

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