O.J. Simpson appears in Vegas court to ask for new trial

May 13, 2013 at 2:08 PM

LAS VEGAS, May 13 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson, cuffed and in blue prison garb, was in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday to ask for a retrial on robbery and kidnapping charges.

Court security removed the shackles from the former NFL star and movie actor's wrists before his hearing in Clark County Circuit Court started, the Los Angles Times noted.

A bailiff ordered courtroom audience, which included several of Simpson's relatives, not to call out to him or make contact with him.

Simpson, 65 is serving nine to 33 years in prison on the robbery and kidnapping conviction, which stemmed from his attempt to recover sports memorabilia he contended rightfully belonged to him.

The Times said if Simpson testifies Wednesday, as expected, it would mark his first court statements in the case.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: O.J. Simpson
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
More than 80 percent of North Korean defectors are women, says report
North Korea requests medical aid from U.N. agencies
Kenyan bishop warns Obama against pro-gay policy
Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking new trial for Boston Marathon bombing