THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW O.J. SIMPSON LOST

THE SECOND TIME AROUND, SIMPSON FACED OFF AGAINST A DREAM TEAM OF LAWYERS WHO FOCUSED ON HIS MOTIVES AND GOT A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS OLD PALS, NEW EVIDENCE--AND A PAIR OF SIZE-12 SHOES

Aren't they beautiful? Aren't they beautiful?" Daniel Petrocelli repeated the words in the "clean room" as he stared at the 30 different pictures that had just emerged from a FedEx package and were spread out on an oval table. It was the middle of the Christmas recess in the O.J. Simpson civil trial, and the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs was admiring a present. There, shown 30 times over on Simpson's feet, was what the attorneys would argue was a pair of rare size-12 Bruno Magli shoes, the Lorenzo model, with the distinctive stitching, seams and design, one of only 299...

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