Judge sets evidentiary hearing in O.J. Simpson case
CREATED Oct 19, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada judge has set an evidentiary hearing for November, about whether former football star O.J. Simpson should be freed from prison and get a new trial.
The hearing was set for Nov. 9 at 9 a.m.
Simpson's lawyer, Patricia Palm, said Simpson wasn't in court for Friday's procedural hearing in Las Vegas.
She argued Simpson was so badly represented by lawyers at trial that he deserves a retrial. Palm didn't represent Simpson during trial.
The 65-year-old Simpson was convicted and is serving nine to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping in a 2007 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas casino hotel room.
Simpson maintained he was trying to recover personal items stolen from him after his 1995 acquittal in the Los Angeles slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.