O.J. Simpson’s Lawyers Appeal In Armed Robbery Case

June 17th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
simpsLas Vegas, June 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The lawyers of disgraced American football legend O.J. Simpson made an appeal in the Nevada Supreme Court late last week in which they contended that the former football player did not receive a fair trial which resulted in his conviction in Las Vegas in the year 2008.

The judges heard the appeal of the attorneys of the NFL Hall of Famer who were hoping for the reverse of his conviction with respect to the incident which took place in a hotel room in Las Vegas over sports memorabilia.

O.J. Simpson’s attorney Yale Galanter addressed the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday in which he emphasized that the conviction of the football legend should be overturned due to the eight procedural errors that took place during the 2008 trial.

During the trial, O.J. Simpson was convicted for breaking into a hotel room with five other men who were armed and then exiting with a memorabilia which were related to him as well as some of other athletes.

While delivering his arguments, Yale Galanter hinted that District Court Judge Jackie Glass did not allow extensive questioning of the prospective jurors and also emphasized that the two potential African-American members of the jury should not have been dismissed.

The attorney contended that the exclusion of the two African-American members of the jury left an all white jury which might have effected the verdict which was delivered on October 3, 2008.

Meanwhile, O.J. Simpson’s conviction in 2008 came about 13 years after he was acquitted by a Los Angeles, California jury where he was charged with murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson as well as her friend Ron Goldman.

Following the Nevada trial, the former football star is serving nine years in prison.

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