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O.J. Simpson lawyers seek new trial

October 11, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

O.J. Simpson's lawyers cited judicial errors and insufficient evidence Friday in seeking a new trial for the former football star, who was convicted of kidnapping and robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas casino hotel room.

In his motion, attorney Gabriel Grasso faulted Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass' decisions during jury selection, her limitations on cross-examination of witnesses and her instructions to jurors before deliberations.

Grasso and Simpson lawyer Yale Galanter also said the judge refused to grant enough time to review transcripts and videotapes of the trial, which led to guilty verdicts against Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart on Oct. 3. Galanter said he would file a more detailed appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, the state's only appellate court, if Glass denies a new trial.

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