Lawyers for O.J. Simpson appealed his 2008 armed robbery conviction before the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday (June 11), arguing in part that his conviction was based on the ex-football star’s infamy from the 1994 murder of his ex-wife Nicole and Ron Goldman.
The Dish Rag knows that’s Simpson’s right, and the court will decide what it decides. That’s not the thing that sticks in our craw, though — we’re wondering whether the court really had to schedule Simpson’s hearing on the day before the 16th anniversary of the murders. Did someone not consider that? Seriously?
On the night of June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Goldman, a waiter who had befriended her, were repeatedly stabbed at her home in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood.
]]>Yale Galanter, was arguing before the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday. He contends that because of Simpson’s notoriety from the murder case, the trial judge should have worked harder to ensure the selection of a jury that wouldn’t prejudge his client and to instruct the jury only to consider the facts in the case. “This was not a search for truth, but became a search for redemption,” he told the court, according to the Los Angeles Times. Simpson, by the way, wasn’t at the hearing. A ruling on the case isn’t expected for a while. Follow Zap2it and Zap2itRick on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images