Sport OJ Simpson appeal in hands of Nevada Supreme court

OJ Simpson appeal in hands of Nevada Supreme court

FILE - In this May 13, 2013, file photo,  O.J. Simpson appears during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, in Las Vegas. Prosecutors in Las Vegas say Simpson got a fair trial in a hotel room confrontation over sports memorabilia, and the evidence supporting his 2008 conviction and imprisonment on kidnapping and armed robbery charges is overwhelming. He has served more than six years of a 9-to-33 year Nevada prison sentence, and isn't eligible for parole until 2017. Simpson lawyers didn't immediately respond Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 to messages. Simpson is now 67. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)
FILE – In this May 13, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson appears during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court, in Las Vegas. Prosecutors in Las Vegas say Simpson got a fair trial in a hotel room confrontation over sports memorabilia, and the evidence supporting his 2008 conviction and imprisonment on kidnapping and armed robbery charges is overwhelming. He has served more than six years of a 9-to-33 year Nevada prison sentence, and isn’t eligible for parole until 2017. Simpson lawyers didn’t immediately respond Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 to messages. Simpson is now 67. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

(AP) — O.J. Simpson’s appeal for release from a Nevada prison is now up to the state’s Supreme Court.

Simpson lawyers argue in a final brief to the Nevada high court that a lower court judge was wrong to deny the former football star a new trial in his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction for a hotel room heist in Las Vegas.

The filing, submitted Friday, came after prosecutors last month submitted documents saying there’s no need for another trial.

Simpson argues that his trial lawyer, Yale Galanter, botched his case and had conflicted interests.

Galanter denies any conflict existed.

Simpson is now 67. He’s serving nine to 33 years in prison and won’t be eligible for parole until 2017.

The Supreme Court denied a previous Simpson appeal in 2010