Agence France-PresseNovember 27, 2013 02:15
A US judge rejected Tuesday a request by jailed former sports star O.J. Simpson for a retrial over his conviction for a 2007 casino robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas.
A lawyer for the disgraced ex-American footballer and actor, who was infamously acquitted of murdering his ex wife in 1994, said the 66-year-old will appeal the ruling.
Simpson, who was jailed for up to 33 years for the September 13, 2007 incident, testified in seeking a retrial in May on grounds that his longtime lawyer Yale Galanter had botched his defense.