Nevada high court wants DA answer to O.J. appeal
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Nevada Supreme Court wants prosecutors to respond to a request from O.J. Simpson’s lawyers for a rehearing of the appeal of the former football star’s armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.
The Supreme Court on Friday gave Clark County District Attorney David Roger until Dec. 6 to respond to the petition filed Tuesday for a rehearing.
The court last month upheld Simpson’s 2008 conviction stemming from a gunpoint robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Simpson’s lawyers claim Simpson lacked the necessary intent to commit a crime, that the last two black prospective jurors were dismissed without proper cause, and that jurors weren’t completely screened for bias.
Roger has said he believes the state high court already thoroughly dealt with Simpson’s appeal.