No new trial for O.J. Simpson, judge rules

O.J. Simpson watches his former defence attorney Yale Galanter testify during an evidentiary...

O.J. Simpson watches his former defence attorney Yale Galanter testify during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2013. (Ethan Miller/Reuters)

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O.J. Simpson lost his bid Tuesday for a new trial on armed robbery and kidnapping charges, according to reports.

Simpson, 66, is serving between nine and 33 years in a Nevada prison.

In 2007, Simpson and five other men entered a room at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and at gunpoint took thousands of dollars worth of memorabilia related to his career and murder trial from a pair of sports collectors.

The disgraced former NFL star tried to argue his lawyer in that case didn’t advise him properly and had a conflict of interest, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

Clark County judge Linda Marie Bell was not convinced.

Simpson’s attorneys told the paper they intend to take the case to the state Supreme Court and then the federal court if necessary.

He still has to serve four years before he is eligible for parole.

--with files from Reuters


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