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A judge in Nevada has agreed to reopen the case of OJ Simpson. Simpson, who was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping, allegedly received inadequate representation.
Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell has agreed to hear the case again, and reconsider 18 of 22 questions that were listed by Simpson’s appeals lawyer Patricia Palm. The judge also dismissed four grounds of Simpson’s conviction. He received nine to 33 years in prison and is now 65 years old.
Simpson was convicted back in 2008 and could end up on the stand this time around. He was accused of entering a hotel room with five men in possession of two guns back in 2007 to get back some of his memorabilia.
The attorney-client privilege was also waived in matters involving Simpson’s disputes with his trial lawyer, Yale Galanter. It is being alleged that Galanter had financial interests that conflicted with his ability to give Simpson fair representation.
“Galanter was motivated by his own interests, which caused him to materially limit Simpson’s legal representation,” the appeal says. “Galanter remained on the case until rehearing was denied and denied Simpson the opportunity to raise this issue.”