O.J. Simpson To Ask Judge For New Las Vegas Trial
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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What’s former football hero slash infamous acquitted murder defendant O.J. Simpson up to these days?

On Monday, he’ll ask a Las Vegas judge to grant retrial of his 2008 armed robbery-kidnapping case, for which he is currently serving 33 years in prison, The Associated Press reports.

Simpson, 65, will be joined by a new team of lawyers, who will help Simpson argue that his previous lawyer, Yale Galanter, should not have represented him due to conflicts of interest.

Nevada’s Clark County District Court Judge Linda Bell has agreed to hear 19 of the 22 conflict of interest and ineffective counsel allegations against Galanter.

“To me, the claims are solid. I don’t know how the court can’t grant relief,” Simpson’s appeals lawyer, Patricia Palm, told the AP.

You might remember a jury found Simpson and a co-defendant guilty of 12 felonies related to the armed robbery and kidnapping case in 2008. Simpson and his friend tried to recover personal mementos that he believed were stolen from him after his 1995 murder case.

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Aaron Morrison

Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.

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