Judge rejects O.J. Simpson's bid for new trial

Judge rejects O.J. Simpson's bid for new trial

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- He looked older, heavier and more tired than he did the last time we saw him in court. O.J. Simpson returned to a Las Vegas courtroom yesterday in hopes of someday getting out a free man. He is asking for a new trial in the armed robbery-kidnapping case that sent him to prison. Those waiting for a glimpse of Simpson at the hearing got to hear Simpson before they could see him. The chains that bound his hands to his waist and restrained his feet could be heard rattling as he made his way into the courtroom. After Simpson was seated, a guard removed his handcuffs and linked them to the chair arms on either side of him. Simpson is seeking a new trial, claiming his lawyer botched his case.

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 5:05 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A judge in Las Vegas has rejected O.J. Simpson's bid for a new trial.

 
The decision Tuesday means the former football star must remain in a Nevada state prison where he is serving nine to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping in a bungled attempt to retrieve personal items from two sports memorabilia dealers in 2007.
 
Simpson was sentenced to prison in 2008. He'll be 70 years old before he is eligible for parole.
 
Simpson's current defense attorneys argued that his previous lawyers handled his case so badly that he should get a new trial.
 
Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell considered 22 claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and attorney conflict of interest, but decided in her 101-page order that the standard required for a new trial wasn't met.
 

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