OJ Simpson Co-Defendant Admits Guilt in Vegas Robbery, Kidnapping

OJ buddy will testify against the NFL great

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LAS VEGAS - The Juice is getting squeezed by his so-called friends. Another O.J. Simpson co-defendant will plead guilty in a Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping case -- and testify against the grid-iron great, authorities said Monday. Charles Ehrlich is pleading to reduced charges of attempted accessory to robbery and attempted burglary. Ehrlich, of Miami, is one of the men who accompanied Simpson during a confrontation last September with two sports memorabilia dealers at a casino hotel. He's now the fourth to take a plea deal. That leaves two defendants -- Simpson and Clarence "C.J." Stewart -- to face trial next month. The two have pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. They could face life in prison if convicted. Simpson has maintained that he was trying to retrieve personal belongings and family heirlooms, and that no guns were involved. Ehrlich has agreed to testify against Simpson at the former football star's trial. Ehrlich could face as much as nine years in prison. He'll be sentenced after Simpson's trial.

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