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Judge rejects OJ Simpson’s bid for new trial

November 26, 2013 • National News


FILE – This May 13, 2013 file photo shows O.J. Simpson listening to testimony at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. A judge in Las Vegas rejected O.J. Simpson’s bid for a new trial on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, dashing the former football star’s bid for freedom based on the claim that his original lawyer botched his armed robbery and kidnapping trial in Las Vegas more than five years ago. “All grounds in the petition lack merit and, consequently, are denied,” Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell said. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas rejected O.J. Simpson’s bid for a new trial on Tuesday, dashing the former football star’s bid for freedom based on the claim that his original lawyer botched his armed robbery and kidnapping trial in Las Vegas more than five years ago.

“All grounds in the petition lack merit and, consequently, are denied,” Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell said.

Simpson lawyer Patricia Palm said she wanted to speak to Simpson before commenting on the decision. Ozzie Fumo, her co-counsel in the effort, said he expected they would appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, whose wife was the judge who presided over the Simpson trial in 2008, called Bell’s Login to read more

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