O.J. Simpson's former defense speaks on second day of hearing
O.J. Simpson returned to a Las Vegas courtroom Tuesday morning.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- O.J. Simpson returned to a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday continuing his fight for a new trial.
He claims shoddy legal work in 2008 landed him in prison for years.
Simpson is currently serving a minimum nine year sentence on robbery and kidnapping charges that stemmed from a 2007 incident at Palace Station in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, attorneys argued on behalf of Simpson, outlining why he should have a new trial.
Simpson had one hand free and one handcuffed to his body in the courtroom. He's already served four years of his sentence.
His new lawyers told the judge he was never told of a plea deal that could have given him less time behind bars.
Simpson's former co-counsel Gabriel Grasso spent the entire morning on the witness stand as Simpson's current lawyer, Patricia Palm, criticized him for a faulty defense. She said Grasso should have had experts to help the case and that alcohol should have been used as a defense since Simpson was drinking the night of the robbery.
Grasso defended his strategy.
A series of other witnesses also took the stand on Tuesday, including former District Attorney David Roger who prosecuted the case. He said as far as he knows, Simpson's lead attorney in 2008 rejected any kind of plea offer.
O.J. Simpson is expected to tell his side of the story when he testifies in court on Wednesday.