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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

O.J. Judge Sets Date

LOS ANGELES () -- Judge Lance Ito set Monday as the date for opening arguments in the murder trial of the football star O.J. Simpson.

The judge also ruled inadmissable Nicole Brown Simpson's damning from-the-grave accusations that her ex-husband had been stalking her and wanted to kill her.

But that was about the only break Simpson received Wednesday as Ito gave prosecutors the go-ahead to introduce evidence painting the football hero as a wife beater, a stalker and a man so obsessed with the woman who walked out on him that he could murder her and a friend in Los Angeles, then fly off to Chicago as if nothing happened.