O.J. Simpson Denied New Trial

The Juice will have to serve his nine to 33 years for robbery and kidnapping

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O.J. Simpson appears for his evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas on May 13, 2013

A Las Vegas judge has shot down O.J. Simpson’s bid for a new trial. The former football star must finish serving his nine to 33 years in a Nevada state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping in a botched attempt to retrieve some of his personal items from two sports-memorabilia dealers in 2007, the Associated Press reports. Simpson was sentenced to prison in 2008 and will not be eligible for parole until he is 70 years old.

Though Simpson was famously acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend in 1995, the now 66-year-old’s efforts to persuade a judge that he should get a new trial were ultimately unsuccessful. Simpson took the stand in May to explain in his own words what happened during the 2007 confrontation in hopes of gaining freedom. The Juice claimed that he had no idea the men who accompanied him to retrieve his items had firearms and that he did not threaten anyone during the incident.

Simpson’s lawyers argued to the judge that his previous lawyers had mishandled the case, but Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell found that the standard required for a new trial was not met.

[AP]

6 comments
Harrypiels
Harrypiels

Once in a while justice prevails.

Dave71
Dave71

Karma Dude couldn't happen to a nicer guy enjoy your "Three hots & a cot!"

Billyjoe-Bob
Billyjoe-Bob

Great. Only in America can you get away with killing two people but get what amounts to life in the can for stealing your own stuff.

lordofthefly
lordofthefly

Good. And please publish any photos taken of a key being thrown away.

christy_ainsworth
christy_ainsworth

Good for the state of Nevada (My former home) Got away with murdering the mother of his children and an innocent friend of hers'. Don't F--k with Nevada, and don't F--k with Karma. It will get you, whether the people hurt in all this get to see it or not. karma happens.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Good keep the punk thug in prison . Got away with a double murder,and thought he could do anything and get away with it. 

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