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'Juice' Appeals Armed Robbery Conviction

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O.J. Simpson during a 2007 hearing.

LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP) O.J. Simpson filed an appeal Tuesday in Nevada Supreme Court to overturn his conviction on Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping charges.

The 47-page brief alleges Simpson's conviction in a hotel room confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers was tainted by judicial misconduct, a lack of racial diversity on the jury, and errors in sentencing and jury instructions.

The document heaps blame on Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass, and accuses prosecutors of improperly questioning witnesses about allegations of intimidation.

It could take a year or more for justices to issue a ruling. Meanwhile, the former football star is serving nine to 33 years in state prison.
  • Neil Katz

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