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Simpson Lawyers Say Fuhrman Perjured

Ratcheting up the pressure on Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Fuhrman, lawyers for O.J. Simpson have asked that a special prosecutor be appointed to consider perjury charges against the detective who discovered key evidence in the case but who also stands at the center of the defense’s controversial police conspiracy theory.

The defense motion, filed late Monday and released Tuesday, alleges that witnesses and tapes of the detective being interviewed by a North Carolina screenwriting professor provide “ample evidence establishing probable cause that Fuhrman has plainly perjured himself.” The evidence, the defense added, “unambiguously and uncategorically proves that Fuhrman is a liar.”

Defense attorneys launched the new attack on Fuhrman - one that analysts say is unlikely to succeed - even as they attempted to shield one of their own witnesses from prosecution questioning and sought to gain access to Los Angeles Police Department Internal Affairs files to pursue the section of their case devoted to rooting out news leaks.



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