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July 4, 2015

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SIMPSON TRIAL:

OJ Simpson loses bid for new trial

O.J. Simpson isn't getting a new trial from the judge who oversaw his conviction in the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass says the issues raised by lawyers for Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart did not rise to the level of granting another trial.

Glass acknowledged during Friday's hearing that the ruling paves the way for Simpson and Stewart to appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Simpson and Stewart are scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 5. They face up to life in state prison.

Stewart's lawyer, Brent Bryson, alleged misconduct by the jury foreman, whom he quoted as saying he thought Simpson should have been given a life sentence in the Los Angeles case.

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