Fuhrman Deposition Postponed; New Date Kept Secret
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) _ A judge has postponed a deposition at which lawyers for O.J. Simpson plan to question Mark Fuhrman.
The retired Los Angeles police detective, who was subpoenaed last month in Simpson’s wrongful death civil trial, had been scheduled to be questioned Sunday at an undisclosed location in Bonner County.
At the request of lawyers, First District Court Judge James Michaud on Tuesday postponed the hearing and set a new date. To avoid attracting media to the deposition, the new date and location were blacked out on court documents.
``Due to the high-profile nature of the deposition, which is not a public event, I decided to seal the date,″ Michaud said.
Lawyers initially wanted Michaud to seal the entire court record so the public wouldn’t know Fuhrman’s deposition was even postponed. The judge rejected that request.
Simpson’s lawyers want to question Fuhrman about the June 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of murder in the slayings.
Simpson’s lawyers contend Fuhrman may have planted evidence to frame their client.