On August 3 the Nevada Supreme Court panel will hear oral arguments on O.J. Simpson’s bid to get out of Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, pending his appeal to overturn a conviction in an armed Palace Station hotel room heist in Las Vegas.
A three-member panel of Nevada’s only appellate court will hear 30 minutes of arguments in Las Vegas from Simpson’s lawyers seeking his release on bond and prosecutors opposing the request. Simpson will not be there.
Simpson, 61, was convicted of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon in the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in September 2007. He is serving nine to 33 years in prison.
His 55-year-old co-defendant, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, is serving 7 ½ to 27 years at Northern Nevada Correctional Center for his role in the case.
The judge panel also scheduled a separate oral bond hearing for Stewart, who was seeking to also overturn his conviction.
Las Vegas Backstage Access has written numerous articles chronicling Simpson’s case.
Just two days after O.J. Simpson’s legal team launched their appeal of his felony convictions, one of his co-conspirators, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, has filed his own appeal looking to overturn his Las Vegas conviction on kidnapping and armed robbery.
While former NFL great Simpson claimed prosecutorial misconduct, Stewart claims he was not given a fair trial due to “spillover prejudice” because he was not given a separate trial from Simpson.
Stewart also claims that audio recordings should not have been allowed into evidence but after that, his request coat-tails off of Simpson’s complaint by alleging the same juror and prosecutorial misconduct.
Clarence Stewart is currently serving 7 1/2 to 27 years in a Lovelock Prison in Nevada.
The other four original defendants, Michael McClinton, Walter Alexander, Charles Cashmore and Charles Ehrlich, all pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for their testimony regarding Simpson’s September 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. All four were given probation.