O.J. to Testify on Own Behalf in Request for New Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas considering whether to grant O.J. Simpson a new trial will be hearing from Simpson himself today.

 

He’s serving nine to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping, after a 2007 confrontation at gunpoint with memorabilia dealers he accused of stealing items from him.

Simpson has said he never saw any guns there. He’s also claiming that he relied on bad advice from a lawyer who had a conflict of interest.

Witnesses have testified that they’re not sure if Simpson’s attorney ever told him about a plea deal in the case.

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