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Nevada Judge to Set Hearing in OJ Freedom Bid

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O. J. Simpson leaves a Las Vegas courtroom in 2008. O. J. Simpson leaves a Las Vegas courtroom in 2008.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada judge will be asked to set a date next spring for evidence hearings in football star O.J. Simpson's bid to prove he was so badly represented by lawyers during his armed robbery and kidnapping case trial three years ago that he should get a new trial.

Simpson won't be in a Las Vegas courtroom for Friday's date-setting conference.

He's serving nine to 33 years in a Nevada prison

His appeals lawyers, Patricia Palm and Ozzie Fumo, say they expect Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell will pick a hearing date next April or May.

Simpson was convicted in 2008 of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room.

He maintained he was retrieving personal items that had been stolen from him.

 

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