O.J. Simpson's Lawyers File New Appeal in 2007 Robbery, Kidnapping Case

The 66 year old would have to wait another three and a half years before he’s up for parole

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    O.J. Simpson's lawyers filed an appeal to his 2007 robbery and kidnapping case Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Las Vegas.

    O.J. Simpson wants out of prison and his lawyers are ready to make that happen with a "supersized" appeal filed Wednesday in his 2007 Las Vegas armed robbery case, according to the Associated Press.

    Lawyer’s argued that Simpson’s 2008 trial was tainted by the former football star’s athletic fame and his infamous 1995 acquittal in Los Angeles for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman

    The appeals document submitted Wednesday was 43 percent longer than the court agreed to accept, meaning the court had to decide whether to accept it or not before it was made available to the public, according to the Associated Press.

    Simpson was sentenced in 2008 to serve nine to 33 years in Nevada state prison for his part in a 2007 botched armed robbery and kidnapping attempt where a group of men, along with Simpson, tried to retrieve personal items from two sports memorabilia dealers.

    Currently, the 66 year old would have to wait another three and a half years before he’s up for parole.

    In 2013, defense attorney’s, Patricia Palm and Ozzie Fume, argued for Simpson's parole. They stated that Simpson’s previous lawyer, Yale Galanter, handled his case so badly he should have been allowed a new trial.

    Simpson testified in 2013, that he was not aware two of the men in the group he was with in 2007 were carrying handguns when they went to retrieve items he allegedly lost after his 1995 acquittal.

    Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell considered the 22 claims of ineffective assistance of counsel and attorney conflict of interest but ultimately decided that the standard required for the new trial wasn’t set.

    Simpson has maintained he never knew about the guns or had any involvement with them during the robbery.

    *The Associated Press contributed to this report