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  • OJ Simpson appeal to Nevada court due in April

    O.J. Simpson's lawyers have been given until mid-April to file their written Nevada Supreme Court appeal for a new trial for the former football star in his Las Vegas armed robbery case, Simpson attorney Patricia Palm said this week.

  • ** FILE ** O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

    O.J. Simpson begs Obama: Free me; I’m dying from brain cancer

    Former NFL great turned criminal, O.J. Simpson, has issued a plea for clemency to President Obama, claiming he may have brain cancer and should be allowed to leave his Nevada jail cell and go free.

  • ** FILE ** In this May 16, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

    O.J. Simpson denied new trial for robbery, kidnapping

    Looks like O.J. Simpson will stay in jail a while longer. A judge just denied his request for a new trial for his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping that led to his 33-year sentence.

  • ** FILE ** In this May 16, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

    O.J. Simpson's $500K home heads to auction block

    While O.J. Simpson sits in jail, his lavish Florida home is set to hit the auction block Wednesday with a current appraised value of nearly $500,000.

  • ** FILE ** In this May 16, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

    O.J. Simpson caught stealing cookies in prison cafeteria

    O.J. Simpson, the former NFL great who fell from national grace when he was accused of murder and ultimately sent to jail for armed robbery, now faces a new disgrace: Stealing cookies from his Nevada prison cafeteria.

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  • ** FILE ** In this May 16, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013 in Las Vegas. O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday. July 31, 2013, in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his convictions in a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

    O.J. Simpson wins small parole victory on some charges

    O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his convictions in a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.

  • ** FILE ** In this May 16, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson listens during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

    O.J. Simpson pleads for parole board to cut prison time

    O.J. Simpson, 66, told a parole board on Thursday that he's spent long enough in jail and should be allowed a reduced sentence.

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    WILLIAMS: Put Zimmerman case behind us, even if verdict was flawed

    We the people should learn from the O.J. Simpson murder trial nearly 18 years ago and behave as civil Americans now that George Zimmerman has been set free in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

  • O. J. Simpson testifies Wednesday at a hearing aimed at proving Simpson's trial lawyer, Yale Galanter,  had conflicted interests and shouldn't have handled Simpson's case. The former football great, shown here on Tuesday in Clark County District Court, is serving nine to 33 years in prison for his 2008 conviction in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. (AP Photo/Ethan Miller, Pool)

    UPDATE: O.J. Simpson on the stand in bid for retrial

    No longer the glamorous celebrity in an expensive suit, O.J. Simpson wore a drab prison uniform during Wednesday’s court appearance. But he ignored the impediments of leg shackles and handcuffs, settled back in the witness chair and talked his heart out for five hours trying to convince a judge he had been wrongly convicted.

  • In this Dec. 5, 2008 photo, O.J. Simpson speaks during his sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center courtroom in Las Vegas. On Monday Simpson returns to the courthouse where he was convicted of leading five men in an armed sports memorabilia heist to ask a judge for a new trial because, he says, his lawyer botched his defense. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, Pool, File)

    5 Things to know about O.J. Simpson’s court date

    The 65-year-old former football star is serving nine to 33 years in a Nevada prison after a jury found him guilty in 2008 of leading the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. Simpson wants a new trial because he says his longtime lawyer from Miami, Yale Galanter, failed to disclose that he knew about the plan in advance, told Simpson it was legal and provided bad advice at trial.

  • Aging O.J. Simpson set to testify in open court in bid for retrial

    O.J. Simpson will return next week to the Las Vegas courthouse where he was convicted of leading an armed sports memorabilia heist to ask for a new trial on the grounds that his lawyer botched his case. Simpson’s testimony in open court will offer a first look at the aging 65-year-old former football star since he was handcuffed and sent to prison more than four years ago.

  • OJ's ex-girlfriend sentenced in ND robbery case

    A woman who dated O.J. Simpson for more than a decade after he was acquitted of murder has received a four-year suspended sentence in North Dakota for allegedly trying to snatch someone's purse.

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    O.J. Simpson threw Super Bowl party in prison cell

    O.J. Simpson and his prison buddies reportedly squeezed into his 80-square-foot cell to watch the Super Bowl on Simpson's personal television.

  • Documentary: Inmate may be involved in OJ case

    A documentary says a Florida death-row inmate might have been involved in the murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife and her friend, a claim being criticized by one victim's family and being looked at skeptically by a detective and a prosecutor who dealt with the convict.

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  • Simpson claimed he was trying to retrieve from the memorabilia dealers items that had been stolen from him after his Los Angeles trial and a 1997 civil court a wrongful death judgment put him on the hook for $33.5 million to the estates his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

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  • But the judge called evidence that Simpson orchestrated the heist overwhelming, and said Simpson's current attorneys failed to demonstrate how Galanter's actions changed the outcome of Simpson's case.

    OJ Simpson appeal to Nevada court due in April →

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