F. Lee Bailey writes document defending Simpson

Posted Jan. 09, 2011, at 11:16 a.m.

YARMOUTH, Maine — Former O.J. Simpson defense attorney F. Lee Bailey is defending Simpson’s 1995 acquittal on charges of murdering his ex-wife and her friend.

In his first written account of the trial, Bailey has posted a 46-page paper on his website in which he presents evidence he says proves Simpson’s innocence.

The 77-year-old Bailey tells the Portland Press Herald that the document, “The Simpson Verdict,” is an effort to reveal evidence not heard before and to explain why he has maintained Simpson’s innocence in the face of attacks from critics.

Bailey was part of Simpson’s defense team when the former NFL football star was found not guilty in Los Angeles in the 1994 slayings of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Bailey now lives in Yarmouth.

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