OJ submits new appeal in Vegas robbery conviction

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAS VEGAS O.J. Simpson's lawyers have submitted a supersized appeal asking the Nevada Supreme Court for a new trial in his 2007 Las Vegas armed robbery case.

Simpson attorneys met a midnight Wednesday deadline to submit an appeal claiming Simpson's 2008 trial in Las Vegas was tainted by his football fame and his notoriety following his 1995 acquittal in Los Angeles in the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend.

But the document is some 43 percent longer than the length limit the court set.

That means the justices have to decide whether to accept it for filing.

The appeal stems from arguments rejected last year by Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell that Simpson's trial attorney botched Simpson's trial and first appeal to the state high court.

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