Famed OJ Simpson lawyer Bailey dies aged 87

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Celebrity lawyer F. Lee Bailey, part of the “Dream Team” of attorneys that won O. J. Simpson acquittal on double-murder charges in 1995, died on Thursday at the age of 87. The larger-than-life US attorney, whose domineering courtroom presence made him one of the nation’s most prominent lawyers, passed of unspecified causes in hospice care in the southern state of Georgia, his family said. “He was great, he was smart, sharp as ever,” said Simpson in a video tribute that described Bailey as “maybe the best lawyer of our time, of his generation.” Bailey famously eviscerated a …

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