O.J. Simpson makes new bid for freedom

O.J. Simpson listens as District Court Judge Jackie Glass (not in photo) reads his sentence at the...

O.J. Simpson listens as District Court Judge Jackie Glass (not in photo) reads his sentence at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada in this December 5, 2008 file photograph. (REUTERS/Issac Brekken/Files)

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Jailed former football star O.J. Simpson has asked a judge to grant him a retrial over allegations he was badly represented by his former legal team.

Simpson is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence in Nevada following his 2008 conviction for masterminding a heist on two sports memorabilia dealers' hotel room in Las Vegas in 2007.

The 64-year-old, who is serving nine to 33 years behind bars, previously lost an appeal against his conviction, but he has now taken on a new lawyer and is hoping to be granted a retrial.

On Tuesday, Simpson's attorney, Patricia Palm, filed paperwork at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas claiming the shamed star was badly let down by the lawyers who previously represented him at trial and deserves to have his case brought back to court.

The case for a retrial will be heard by Clark County District Court Judge Kathleen Delaney in Las Vegas on July 3, according to the Associated Press.

 


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