Deputy District Attorney Lydia Bodin said the prosecution wanted to reserve the right to reintroduce the allegations at a later time. The judge didn't immediately say if he would allow that.

Prosecutors, seeking permission to present domestic violence at Simpson's double-murder trial, did keep on the court record other evidence, including Ms. Simpson's call to a battered women's shelter five days before her murder.

``A person would not call a shelter because they were having a good relationship with their husband or their ex-husband,'' Bodin said.