O.J. Simpson Denied Bid for New Trial on 2008 Conviction
A judge in Nevada rejected O.J. Simpson’s bid for a new trial Tuesday on the robbery, assault and kidnapping charges he was convicted of in 2008, according to the Associated Press.
At a hearing in May, Simpson had argued that his attorney in that case, Yale Galanter, didn’t adequately represent him.
Simpson told the judge that he trusted Galanter’s advice on how to get the items back. The items, he believed, were stolen, and he wanted to give them to his children someday.
“The overall advice that he gave me is that you have a right to get your stuff. He gave me an example that if you’re walking the street and you see your laptop in a car, you can use force to break the window of the car,” Simpson told the court.
The 66-year-old former football star still has at least four more years left on his sentences which were ordered to run consecutively.