DA: O.J. case doesn't merit rehearing

Updated: December 6, 2010, 10:26 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Prosecutors are urging the Nevada Supreme Court to deny O.J. Simpson a rehearing of the appeal of the former football star's armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger said in a filing Monday that the court should deny the request because Simpson had a fair and legal trial.

The Nevada Supreme Court asked prosecutors last month to respond to a request from Simpson's lawyers for a rehearing of an appeal.

The court in October upheld Simpson's 2008 conviction stemming from a gunpoint robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Simpson's lawyers claim Simpson lacked the necessary intent to commit a crime, that the last two black prospective jurors were dismissed without proper cause, and that jurors weren't completely screened for bias.


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