It’s been 5 years since Orenthal James Simpson entered a Nevada prison to begin serving a nine-33-year sentence for armed robbery. Simpson, aka O.J., is 65, grayer and chubbier than he was when he was sentenced in 2008.
O.J. was back in a Las Vegas courtroom today to ask for a new trial. Simpson says his attorney in the 2008 trial, Yale Galanter, had a conflict of interest and that he should not have tried Simpson’s case. Simpson also said his prior attorney never told him a plea deal was on the table.
Wearing a blue prison jumpsuit and shackles around his wrists and ankles, O.J. shuffled into the courtroom and took a seat next to his attorney Patricia Palm.
According to NBC News, Simpson — who was acquitted during the 1995 trial for the murder of his wife and her friend — is expected to testify midway through the five-day hearing.