OJ Simpson's Attorneys Get More Time For Appeal Of Robbery Conviction

The Nevada Supreme Court has agreed to give attorneys representing former football star O.J. Simpson more time to try to overturn his armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.

The court refused last month to overturn Simpson's 2008 conviction stemming from a gunpoint heist in a Las Vegas hotel room. Justices rejected a claim that prospective jurors were dismissed because they were black.

The deadline to ask for a new hearing was Monday, but attorneys Malcom LaVergne and Yale Galanter asked for seven more days to seek a rehearing. The court gave them until Nov. 16.

Simpson is serving nine to 33 years at a state prison in Lovelock, 90 miles northeast of Reno. His legal team says the remote location makes communicating with their client difficult.

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  • by justice one day! Location: washington on Dec 2, 2010 at 02:37 AM
    violence begets violence! he was abusive and violent then, and that always escalates, instead of gets better when you deny the truth! the bible says, a fool will fall in his own folly! they end up showing their true colors even if the justice system doesn't seem to catch them the first time, they will always throw themselves in the bag one day! and it's not about the color of his skin either!
  • by Jim Location: Grifton on Nov 9, 2010 at 05:15 PM
    This will give him more time to search for Nicole's killer.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 at 01:32 PM
    Another idiot that wasted his talent. BIG DUMMY. Nice angry picture of him.
  • by country girl Location: gvll on Nov 9, 2010 at 11:02 AM
    grandma always said, your sins will find you out and you will pay for them eventually. This Bully got away with killing 2 people and gets thrown in jail for robbery and kidnapping. shows how screweed up our judicial system really is when someone has means to line thier pockets.
  • by who sorry now Location: washington on Nov 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM
    Hey OJ is no better than anyone else. He did the crime and he should do the time.
  • by me Location: nc on Nov 9, 2010 at 09:07 AM
    American justice or greed which is worse.
  • by Anonymous Location: Bethel on Nov 9, 2010 at 06:38 AM
    I hope they throw the keys away. He gets by killing his wife. It doesn't look like he getting away with this. I knew they would find away to stick him in jail. WTG
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2010 at 06:30 AM
    Are they gonna try to get more time for Ron & Nicole??? probably not. OJ said he was gonna try to find the real killers. Has he done anything to make that happen?? nope. Hard to feel sorry for someone who got away with murder because of his color and his wealth.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Nov 9, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    Don't tell me - the lawyers found some more money that no one knew about.
  • by P on Nov 9, 2010 at 02:48 AM
    Sure does? Keep him there in the bowels of the jail! Guilty before and after!
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