Reports: O.J. Seeking Freedom
The former football star, serving time in Nevada, has a new lawyer.
O.J. Simpson arriving at court in 2008, shortly before he was convicted of felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy at the Clark County Regional Justice Center on October 3, 2008 in Las Vegas. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart were found guilty on all charges after standing trial for crimes including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. Pool/Getty Images)
The Associated Press is reporting that a new lawyer for O.J. Simpson is trying to gain the former football star's release from Nevada state prison, where he is serving nine to 33 years for kidnapping and armed robbery in a 2007 encounter with sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas.
A 94-page document filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas alleges Simpson was so badly represented by his trial and prior appellate lawyers that he deserves a new trial.
Almost all of the 22 grounds attorney Patricial Palm cites fault the trial strategy and performance of attorneys Yale Galanter of Miami and Gabriel Grasso of Las Vegas.
Galanter declined immediate comment until he sees the filing.
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Published at 3:39 PM PST on May 15, 2012