O.J. Simpson Appeals Conviction

O.J. Simpson’s criminal defense attorneys are appealing 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping, claiming that his trial was “fundamentally unfair,” according to Reuters.

Simpson was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison for his attempted robbery in a Las Vegas hotel, in which Simpson and five other men tried to recover memorabilia from his NFL career and 1995 murder trial.

In their 47-page brief to the Nevada Supreme Court, Simpson’s attorneys allege that Simpson was not allowed a fair trial, citing insufficient evidence, the admittance of hearsay, and an un-diverse jury.

The appeal also claims that Judge Jackie Glass allowed the trial to be tainted by Simpson’s previous trial and acquittal for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

The Nevada Supreme Court will review the appeal, and either grant or deny Simpson the right to retrial.

Simpson is currently serving out his sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada, and will be eligible for parole in 2017.


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