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Witness: O.J. said 'You saw no guns'

O.J. Simpson appears during his trial at the Clark County Regional Justice Center September 24, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson is charged with a total of twelve counts including kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an alleged incident involving the theft of his sports memorabilia. (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter/Pool)
1 of 3 | O.J. Simpson appears during his trial at the Clark County Regional Justice Center September 24, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson is charged with a total of twelve counts including kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon stemming from an alleged incident involving the theft of his sports memorabilia. (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter/Pool) | License Photo

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A witness in the Las Vegas trial of O.J. Simpson said Thursday the former NFL star insisted after an alleged hotel room robbery, "You saw no guns."

Charles Cashmore testified that he and Simpson were speeding away from the hotel room where Simpson allegedly robbed two sports memorabilia dealers last year, when Simpson repeatedly yelled into a cell phone, "You saw no guns," the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Cashmore said others in the car sat silently as Simpson insisted the person he was talking to had seen no guns during the incident.

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Cashmore said he did not contradict Simpson at the time.

"I knew he was very furious," he said. "I figured he was trying to convince the person on the other end of the line."

Another witness, Walter Alexander, had testified that Simpson wanted the men helping him regain memorabilia from the dealers to use guns for intimidation. Alexander, who has been accused of being one of the armed men in the incident, testified this week that Simpson wanted guns to be used in his attempt to reclaim items from two memorabilia dealers, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said Thursday.

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"He just said, 'Bring the guns so they know we mean business,'" Alexander testified Wednesday.

Simpson and Clarence "C.J." Stewart are accused of stealing memorabilia from dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley in the Palace Station hotel on Sept. 13, 2007. Simpson says he was trying to regain stolen property that belonged to him.

Simpson and Stewart face charges including armed robbery and kidnapping.

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