May 12, 2013
O.J. Simpson argues for retrial
By QMI Agency

O.J. Simpson will be back in court this week.

The jailed former NFL player will take the stand in a Las Vegas court in a bid to convince a judge to grant him a retrial over his conviction for kidnapping and armed robbery.

Simpson was sentenced to nine to 33 years behind bars following his 2008 conviction for masterminding a heist on two sports memorabilia dealers' hotel room in 2007.

He previously lost an appeal against his conviction, but filed new legal papers last year requesting a retrial over allegations he was badly represented by his former lawyer.

Simpson, 65, will appear in court Monday for the start of a five-day hearing to argue his case, in which the former actor is expected to take the stand to testify against his ex-legal team.

 


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