One of the men who accompanied O.J. Simpson to a Las Vegas hotel-room confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers has testified that Simpson wanted them to bring "heat" to show they meant business.
Walter Alexander also says Simpson instructed another man to draw his weapon before the group entered the room.
Alexander says he kept the weapon he was carrying tucked into the waistband of his suit, but that as soon as he saw Charles McClinton waving his weapon around and shouting orders at the memorabilia dealers, he realized he was taking part in an armed robbery.
Simpson is charged with kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes as a result of the confrontation. Today was the third day of a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to send him and two co-defendants to trial.