O.J. Simpson wants a Nevada judge to throw out his recent armed robbery conviction.
EURweb.com reports that Juice is seeking the appeal on claims that he didn’t get a fair trial due to a series of mistakes. He cited insufficient evident, judicial misconduct and little racial diversity amongst jurors.
O.J. was convicted in October on charges of robbery and kidnapping during a failed attempt to recover items from memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel. A judge slapped with up with 33 years in jail as punishment.
The appeal is critical Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass, who presided over the case, and it claims that prosecutors asked skewed questions about alleged witness intimidation in front of the jury.
"Cumulative error … was so egregious and prejudicial that the defense could not get a fair trial," Simpson attorneys wrote in court documents.
Appeal in Nevada can take more than a year, so there is no telling when a ruling could be handed down.
– Sonya Eskridge