O.J. Simpson Denied Appeal For 2008 Conviction

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 09/15/2015 | 09:30 AM EDT

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Former NFL star will not be given a new trial for kidnapping and armed robbery conviction

The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected O.J. Simpson's latest appeal in connection to his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction, reports The Associated Press.

 

A three-member panel of the state high court issued the ruling last Thursday, stating that they found no reason to overturn previous findings and give the former NFL star a new trial.

 

Simpson is currently serving a nine to 33-year prison sentence for orchestrating an armed sports memorabilia heist.

 

The appeal, filed in May 2014, was another attempt at allowing Simpson a new trial. The star's lawyers argued Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell should have given Simpson a new trial after their previous appeal, with claims that Yale Galanter (lead trial lawyer from 2008) had a conflict of interest.

 

Simpson, 68, will be eligible for parole in 2017.

 

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