May 17, 2013 6:57 PM by AP(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
O.J. Simpson's former lawyer is defending himself against allegations he botched the former football star's armed-robbery trial.
Miami attorney Yale Galanter testified Friday that Simpson actually knew his buddies had guns when they went to a Las Vegas hotel room to reclaim some sports memorabilia.
Galanter took the stand at an often combative weeklong hearing on Simpson's claim that he was so badly represented by his lawyer that his 2008 conviction should be thrown out.
Galanter denied giving Simpson the go-ahead to retrieve the photos and footballs he believed had been stolen from him. He denied keeping Simpson in the dark about plea bargain offers that carried only a few years in prison. He said his client agreed all along with the decision not to put him on the stand.