September 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers say the imprisoned former football star will keep fighting for freedom after losing his bid for a new trial.
A state court judge in Las Vegas ruled Tuesday that evidence is overwhelming that Simpson "planned, organized and led" a confrontation involving armed men and two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel in 2007.
The judge denied Simpson's bid for a new trial on claims of ineffective legal counsel. Appeals lawyer Patricia Palm says the next step will be appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court and to federal court. She says Simpson is "disappointed and disheartened" by the decision.
Simpson is 66. He's facing at least four more years in prison for his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.