A Nevada judge upheld O.J. Simpson’s conviction on Tuesday on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.  The appeal had asked for a new trial on 22 grounds mostly related to his defense, including inadequate assistance of counsel, improper advice, etc.  Simpson argued, among other things, that his attorney did not inform him of a plea deal, which had been offered by the state.

Clark County Judge Linda Marie Bell wrote, “Given the overwhelming amount of evidence neither the errors in this case, nor the errors collectively, cause this court to question the validity of Mr. Simpson’s conviction…Mr. Simpson has failed to provide any evidence supporting his claim for ineffective assistance of trial counsel…”

Simpson was convicted after prosecutors convinced a jury that Simpson and several other men went into a Las Vegas hotel room to steal sports memorabilia that Simpson said belonged to him.  The six men confronted the dealers Bruce Fromong and Al Beardsley with guns.  No weapons were fired.

Simpson, 66, argued that he was trying to get back what belonged to him, but regretted that he brought men he “didn’t know…” Simpson was convicted of 12 counts and sentenced to 33 years in prison.  A parole board earlier this year accepted Simpson’s motion to reduce his sentence.  According to the new sentencing, he has at least four more years to serve before he is eligible for parole.

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  1. Lon Spector says:

    Absolutely unjust. Just a pound of flesh.

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  2. JanCorey says:

    In prison for retrieving his own property; just ridiculous imo…O.J. is in prison only because some still believe he killed his former…wife and not because he had a weapon on him when he retrieved his own belongings. Pure injustice at it’s classiest.

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