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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

O.J. Simpson Trial Resumes With New Juror

SANTA MONICA, California -- The jury in the O.J. Simpson civil trial resumed its re-started deliberations Monday with a new juror and strict orders to ignore all media.


Three days of deliberations were abruptly halted Friday when the judge dismissed the panel's only black woman. She failed to disclose that her daughter is a secretary for the same office that unsuccessfully prosecuted Simpson in the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.


An Asian-American man who works as a computer programmer was selected from the alternate ranks to replace the dismissed juror. Superior Court Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki ordered deliberations to resume Monday. The new jury deliberated for about five hours Friday before breaking off for the weekend.


On Sunday, about half a dozen cars arrived at Simpson's Brentwood estate for a party he threw to celebrate the Pro Bowl all-star game, the New York Post reported Monday. In 1973, Simpson -- a running back for the Buffalo Bills -- was the Pro Bowl's most valuable player


"O.J. has a Pro Bowl party every year," a friend told the paper. "He's a party animal. He loves to have fun."


In the civil trial, the judge had ended the court week by ordering jurors to stay away from newspapers, radio and television, and to have somebody screen their calls, mail and faxes.