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Former district attorney testifies in Simpson hearing

Reported by: Denise Rosch
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Updated: 5/15/2013 5:52 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- O.J. Simpson is seeking a retrial in the case that put him in the very shackles he wore in to court today.

Former district attorney David Roger took the stand in the hearing today.

Roger prosecuted Simpson for the 2007 robbery and kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers. Now he's in the unusual position of defending the defense.

Simpson's lawyers asked the judge on Tuesday to let the shackled former football star and actor have one hand free so he can take notes and sip water while a Nevada judge hears evidence that the 65-year-old deserves a new trial.

The judge agreed.

The hearing is aimed at proving Simpson's trial lawyer, Yale Galanter, had conflicted interests and shouldn't have handled Simpson's case.

Simpson is serving nine to 33 years in prison for his 2008 conviction in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.


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