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Judge rejects O.J. Simpson's bid for new trial

OJ Simpson listens as District Court Judge Jackie Glass reads his sentence at the Clark County Regional Justice Center December 5, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence 'C.J.' Stewart were sentenced on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. (Issac Brekken-Pool, Getty Images)
OJ Simpson listens as District Court Judge Jackie Glass reads his sentence at the Clark County Regional Justice Center December 5, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence 'C.J.' Stewart were sentenced on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. (Issac Brekken-Pool, Getty Images)
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Updated: 11/27/2013 6:00 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A judge in Las Vegas has rejected O.J. Simpson's bid for a new trial.

The decision Tuesday means the former football star must remain in a Nevada state prison where he is serving nine to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping in a bungled attempt to retrieve personal items from two sports memorabilia dealers in 2007.

Simpson was sentenced to prison in 2008. He'll be 70 years old before he is eligible for parole.

Simpson's current defense attorneys argued that his previous lawyers handled his case so badly that he should get a new trial.

Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell considered 22 claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and attorney conflict of interest, but decided in her 101-page order that the standard required for a new trial wasn't met.
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imtellin - 11/27/2013 8:04 AM
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go to msn & see the real oj simpson... he has put on 100 pounds in prison... looks like hell... but he has managed to keep his appettite !!!
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