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OJ Simpson testifies in court bid for freedom

15 May 2013 Last updated at 21:57 BST

Former football star and actor OJ Simpson is testifying at a Nevada court hearing on his request for a new trial in an armed robbery case.

His lawyer said he was "excited about telling his story".

The 65-year-old was sentenced in 2008 for up to 33 years for the Las Vegas hotel robbery of what he said was stolen personal memorabilia.

Alastair Leithead reports.