O.J. Simpson Seeks New Trial in Armed Heist Case

Seth Abramovitch
O.J. Simpson Seeks New Trial in Armed Heist Case

O.J. Simpson stood before a judge once again on Monday, asking for a new trial in the bizarre case that sent him to jail five years ago.

The 65-year-old former football star hopes to convince the court that Yale Galanter -- the attorney who defended him after he planned and executed an armed heist of Simpson-themed memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room in 2008 -- had misled his client because he was an accomplice to the crime.

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A 94-page petition presented by Patricia Palm, Simpson's new lawyer, alleges 22 counts of conflict-of-interest and ineffective counsel on the part of Galanter. The judge agreed to hear 19 of them over the course of the five-day proceeding.

Galanter is scheduled to testify on Friday and has declined comment before then. Simpson will testify on Wednesday.

Found not guilty in 1995 of the sensational double-murder case dubbed the "trial of the century," Simpson is currently serving nine to 33 years in a Nevada prison for the Las Vegas heist.