Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 | 5:53 p.m.
CARSON CITY – The Nevada Supreme Court has granted lawyers for O.J. Simpson extra time to ask for a rehearing on his 11 felony convictions in taking items from memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.
Las Vegas lawyer Malcolm LaVergne, representing Simpson, said the deadline for filing the request for a rehearing had been Monday. LaVergne said Simpson is in the state prison in Lovelock, making it difficult to communicate with him in the remote location.
Simpson’s Florida-based lawyer, Yale Galanter, also has had trouble talking with Simpson, attorneys said.
Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre agreed to extend the deadline to Nov. 16.
The court on Oct. 22 upheld the conviction of Simpson, sentenced to 9-33 years in prison for taking memorabilia items from dealers Bruce Fromong and Al Beardsley.
Simpson maintains the items belonged to him.