O.J. Simpson wants new trial

O.J. Simpson wants new trial

O.J. Simpson was back in a Las Vegas courtroom on Monday to ask for a new trial in the armed robbery-kidnapping case that sent him to prison in 2008.

The former football hero has a new legal team. He hopes to convince a judge that he former trial lawyer Yale Galanter was not competent and should not have handled his case.

Simpson’s  hair is grayer  and he looked all of his 65 years, spending the 6 in Nevada

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson (Photo credit: Project M·A·R·C)

prison. He is serving a 9 – 33 year sentence. His last court appearance was 2008.

As is the custom in any court proceeding, the marshal warned the crowd not to try to communicate with Simpson in any way. Simpson entered the courtroom in cuffs.

The charges originally brought up against Simpson are related to his confrontation in 2007 with two sports memorabilia dealers. Simpson maintains that they were in possession of his personal momentos including family photographs. Simpson was charged with robbery and kidnapping at the Palace Station casino hotel in Las Vegas. Palace Station is owned by Stations Casinos of Las Vegas.

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