Skip to comments.O.J. Simpson Says Lawyer Sabotaged His Armed Robbery Case
Posted on 05/13/2013 4:39:27 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
The last time O.J. Simpson was in a Las Vegas courtroom, he stood next to defense attorney Yale Galanter before being handcuffed and hauled off to prison for up to 33 years.
On Monday, the former football hero returns to Clark County District Court with a different set of lawyers hoping to convince a judge that Galanter shouldn't have been handling his armed robbery-kidnapping case that the lawyer who was paid nearly $700,000 for Simpson's defense had a personal interest in preventing himself from being identified as a witness to the crimes and so misled Simpson that the former football star deserves a new trial.
"To me, the claims are solid. I don't know how the court can't grant relief," said Patricia Palm, the Simpson appeals lawyer who produced a 94-page petition dissecting Galanter's promises, payments and performance as Simpson's lawyer in the trial that ended with a jury finding Simpson and a co-defendant guilty of 12 felonies.
Galanter declined to comment ahead of his is scheduled testimony.
Of the 22 allegations of conflict-of-interest and ineffective counsel that Palm raised, Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell has agreed to hear 19.
The five-day proceedings are technically neither a trial nor appeal. There won't be any opening statements. The judge will listen to testimony before deciding whether Simpson deserves a new trial. It's not clear whether Bell will rule immediately.
Simpson now says that Galanter knew ahead of time about his plan to retrieve what he thought were personal mementoes and met with Simpson in Las Vegas to discuss the plan the night before Simpson and five other men confronted two sports memorabilia dealers and a middleman in a cramped casino hotel room in September 2007.
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In legal terms, this is what is known as the "I was too drunk and stupid" defense.
The media brings out OJ to try to hide immigration amnesty bill, IRS scandal , and benghazi etc.
Hey Orenthal! Stop the whining and crying and sue him for malpractice! I’m stocked up on popcorn.
IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE, SON.
It's Bush's fault.
I saw the story on FNC. What’s with his eyes? It looks like somebody spray painted them yellow or something. Is he huffing paint in the slammer?
I read in the National Enquirer that O.J. is hanging out with the shemales in the prison. Maybe they helped him with his makeup.
I dunno. I’ve forgotten, man.
O.J. is a murderer who got away with it, and I have lost no sleep over his sentence in this particular case.
On the other hand, he has a valid claim that his attorney had a significant conflict of interest; and there is the issue of the plea bargain his lawyer never told him about. Even if guilty, a 30-year sentence for the crimes alleged is way too long.