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OJ Simpson tries to get a retrial

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OJ Simpson tries to get a retrial


Former American football star O.J. Simpson is back in court in Las Vegas to ask for a new trial in the armed robbery and kidnapping case that in 2008 sent him to prison for between nine to 33 years.

He and his lawyers are trying to persuade a judge that his trial lawyer in 2008 had conflicted interests and should not have handled the case.

Simpson claims his lawyer, Yale Galanter, did not identify himself as a witness, and did not inform him a plea bargain was on the table.

The judge will listen to evidence for five days before deciding if the original verdict should be quashed, and whether to allow a new trial to go ahead.

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