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OJ Simpson's Appeal — and Fate — Now Up to Nevada Supreme Court

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 01:43 PM

An appeal to get O.J. Simpson released from a Nevada prison is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court.

Simpson is currently serving a nine- to 33-year sentence, and isn't eligible for release until 2017, according to CBS Las Vegas. A 2010 appeal was rejected.

The former football star, now 67, was found guilty on felony charges of kidnapping and armed robbery in a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel, The Associated Press reported.

Simpson maintains that he showed up at the hotel in an attempt to retrieve items that were stolen from him.

A lower court denied his previous request for a new trial, in which his lawyers — Patricia Palm, Ozzie Fumo, and Tom Pitaro — argued that trial lawyer, Yale Galanter, botched the case and had a conflict of interest, according to the AP. Clark County prosecutors said in a Sept. 24 filing that a new trial is unnecessary. Galanter also handled the rejected appeal in 2010.

Simpson’s lawyers submitted a final brief on Friday, hoping that the state Supreme Court will choose to hear oral arguments, though it would be rare. No date is set for a decision.

Simpson was separately acquitted in 1995 in the stabbing deaths of his ex-wife and her friend.

Twitter users shared their comments about the pending decision.







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