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O.J. ITEMS UP IN FLAMES

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In a fiery postscript to a court-ordered auction of O.J. Simpson’s prized possessions, a quasi-religious group Wednesday burned and destroyed Simpson memorabilia it had bought for $16,000 less than 24 hours earlier. The destruction took place — for symbolic reasons — on the steps of the Los Angeles County Criminal Courthouse, where in 1995 a jury found Simpson not guilty of the June 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson said he did not care about the destruction of his once-prized possessions. “I would rather have them destroy it … than to have it,” he said in an interview to be aired on TV’s “Inside Edition.”