Saturday, November 8, 2008


Questioned over raid on hotel room: OJ Simpson (file photo). (Getty Images)

O.J. Simpson, left, hugs his friend Thomas Scotto, with his sister Carmelita Durio, right, after he was found guilty on all counts following his trial at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. The verdict comes 13 years to the day after Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. (Photo/Steve Marcus, Pool)

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OJ Simpson loses bid for new trial in Las Vegas
By KEN RITTER – 1 day ago
AP Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson was denied a new trial Friday by the Nevada judge who presided over his conviction in the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass said challenges raised by lawyers for Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart did not rise to the level of granting another trial.

"All of the issues have been preserved for the (Nevada) Supreme Court," Glass said, acknowledging her rulings could be appealed to the state's only appellate court.

Simpson and Stewart, who were shackled and in jail garb, did not speak during the 20-minute hearing, at which the judge also denied requests to release them on bail pending sentencing Dec. 5.

"They face life sentences, mandatory prison," Glass said. "Your motions are being denied."

Simpson, 61, and Stewart, 54, were convicted Oct. 3 of charges including kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in the hotel room confrontation on Sept. 13, 2007. Simpson has argued he was trying to recover stolen mementos.

Each faces five years to life in prison on each of their two kidnapping convictions, and a mandatory sentence of at least two years or up to 30 years on each of the two armed robbery convictions.


1 comment:

carol hall said...

no -one has posed the question as far as jury receives questions about already formed opinionsi ask that the judge be asked the same question ?it is so apparent that she appears to be hostile and very much prejudice so bias against the defendant and his defense . during the trial ...after verdict and now during the requests for a new trial... i am appalled that she will most certainly give o.j the "'MAX "on dec.5 2008