OJ Simpson has been denied a new trial in the 2007 robbery case.
Simpson and five other men were arrested in September 2007 after a botched robbery attempt inside a hotel room at Palace Station in Las Vegas.
He claimed that he was retrieving merchandise that was his from a memorabilia dealer.
Four of the defendants cut deals and received little to no jail time.
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A fifth defendant, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, was tried with OJ Simpson in 2008 and both were found guilty.
Stewart appealed and was granted a new trial. He was ultimately able to avoid a retrial and was freed after serving approximately two years in jail.
The disgraced sports legend was sentenced to what some consider to be a harsh 9 to 33-year prison term by Judge Jackie Glass , wife of Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, especially in light of the sentences the other involved parties received.
Interestingly, several of the items connected to the Palace Station hotel room robbery were ordered returned to Simpson.
In 2009 the Nevada Supreme Court denied Simpson’s appeal.
Simpson and team were hopeful when Nevada Judge Linda Marie Bell gave the go ahead to review his case and grant a new trial on the grounds of ineffectual counsel based on 18 points that were admitted for consideration.
In July 2013, Simpson was granted parole on some of his convictions but would still remain in prison for at least four more years.
Judge Bell released a statement in October 2013 that said the case was “complicated” and that she was still reviewing it.
On Nov. 26, Judge Bell issued a 100 plus page ruling rejecting Simpson’s bid for a new trial which Simpson’s team vows to appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.
Was Simpson treated fairly?
He claims that he wasn’t told of a a pre-trial offer that if he pleaded guilty that he would receive a much lighter sentence. That sentence would have been a two to five year term, which is more in line with what all of the other defendants in the case received.
Is Simpson being treated extra harshly because of his acquittal for the murder of his wife?
Simpson remains behind bars in Lovelock Correctional Center in Pershing County where he has rarely been in trouble while incarcerated although in September Simpson was found stealing cookies.