Simpson back in court for second day of hearing

Joyce Lupiani

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Simpson back in court for second day of hearing

CREATED May. 14, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Former football star O.J. Simpson was back in a Las Vegas courtroom today.

Some are calling this hearing a "Hail Mary," but his attorneys are hoping to convince a judge that the pro football Hall of Famer deserves a new trial.

Four years behind bars have obviously taken a toll on Simpson.

He shuffled into court today in a blue jumpsuit and handcuffs.

Simpson is hoping the judge will throw out his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction on the grounds that his lead attorney at the time, Yale Galanter, mishandled the case.

Simpson claims that Galanter, who was his friend and attorney at the time, approved the plan to retrieve belongings from a Las Vegas hotel that Simpson said were stolen from him.

Witnesses that have taken the stand so far include Simpson's former co-counsel Gabriel Grasso, who claims Galanter never paid him, and Simpson's daughter Arnelle.

Simpson also alleges that Galanter never told him about a plea bargain deal that was being discussed with the prosecution

Legal experts say that Simpson should be worried about what Galanter may say when he takes the stand.

Simpson is scheduled to take the stand tomorrow.

At this time, most legal experts agree that there is only a slim chance that Simpson will be granted a new trial.

 

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