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OJ Simpson testifies to overturn 2008 conviction

LAS VEGAS — His hands cuffed to his belt, his legs shackled, O.J. Simpson shuffled to the front of a courtroom Wednesday morning after four years in prison, testifying in an effort to overturn the kidnapping and robbery conviction that sent him to state prison years after he was acquitted of the double murder that made him notorious.

Simpson cut a far different figure than he did during the ‘‘trial of a century’’ in Los Angeles in 1995 or as the American hero football player he had once been. At 65 — ‘‘nearing 66,’’ Simpson said, almost plaintively, his voice clearly audible across the small courtroom — he is grayer, balder, slightly stooped, and heavier.

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