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    Should OJ get a new trial

    OJ got away with murder and IMO is right where he belongs but legally speaking he may have a point. He claims his lawyer never told him he was offered a plea deal and if this is true he not only deserves a new trial but he should be set free for time served that corresponds to whatever the plea deal was.


    "Simpson says that Galanter knew ahead of time about his plan to retrieve what he thought were personal mementoes from two sports memorabilia dealers at a casino hotel room in September 2007.
    Simpson also said his lawyer never told him a plea deal was on the table.
    Galanter was paid nearly $700,000 for Simpson's defense but had a personal interest in preventing himself from being identified as a witness to the crimes and misled Simpson so much that the former football star deserves a new trial, "

    O.J. Simpson wants a new trial, claiming his lawyer had a conflict of interest - San Jose Mercury News

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    The conflict of interest sounds like BS. OJ could have hired a different lawyer if he had so desired. As for the plea deal, it is a matter of whether the guy admits it or it can be proven objectively. If so, then yes he should get a new trial; if no, then not. If it comes down to OJ's word versus his, then the flakey conflict claim goes against OJ's crediability even without all that other crap from his past.

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    The conflict of interest sounds like BS. OJ could have hired a different lawyer if he had so desired. As for the plea deal, it is a matter of whether the guy admits it or it can be proven objectively. If so, then yes he should get a new trial; if no, then not. If it comes down to OJ's word versus his, then the flakey conflict claim goes against OJ's crediability even without all that other crap from his past.
    I don't know how this stuff works but it seems like if OJ was offered a plea deal there would be some record of him turning it down if he did so. I can't imagine a lawyer would have the power to turn it down without something in writing from the defendant but I could be wrong.

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    I vote "let him rot".

    That said, I am biased. I believe he got away with murder, and I also believe that he was guilty of the kidnapping/armed robber charge a few years ago. So yeah, I believe that he should spend every possible minute behind bars, which means... unfortunately... only 5 more years until he's eligible for parole.

    However... and it's a big one... if there was a legitimate plea deal offer that was not brought to him, that could give him a new trial. Also, if his attorney knew that the "robbery" was planned in advance and either advised OJ it was okay or neglected to advise OJ his ass would be toast, that could also give him a new trial.

    I want him to rot for the next 5+ years. I'm just not terribly certain he will.

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    OJ got away with murder and IMO is right where he belongs but legally speaking he may have a point. He claims his lawyer never told him he was offered a plea deal and if this is true he not only deserves a new trial but he should be set free for time served that corresponds to whatever the plea deal was.


    "Simpson says that Galanter knew ahead of time about his plan to retrieve what he thought were personal mementoes from two sports memorabilia dealers at a casino hotel room in September 2007.
    Simpson also said his lawyer never told him a plea deal was on the table.
    Galanter was paid nearly $700,000 for Simpson's defense but had a personal interest in preventing himself from being identified as a witness to the crimes and misled Simpson so much that the former football star deserves a new trial, "

    O.J. Simpson wants a new trial, claiming his lawyer had a conflict of interest - San Jose Mercury News
    OJ should kill himself.

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    The evidence was pretty clear and if he gets a new trial, he'll just be convicted again. Now, he's trying the "I wasn't there" defense which ain't gonna fly.

    He probably lives like a king in prison anyway. A real hero - murders his female and gets away with it.

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I don't know how this stuff works but it seems like if OJ was offered a plea deal there would be some record of him turning it down if he did so. I can't imagine a lawyer would have the power to turn it down without something in writing from the defendant but I could be wrong.
    I've never had one in writing. The court is advised as part of the guilty plea if there is a deal so the judge can tell the guy he is under no obligation to accept the terms of the plea. The judge will almost always go with terms though as a motion of the prosecution.

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I've never had one in writing. The court is advised as part of the guilty plea if there is a deal so the judge can tell the guy he is under no obligation to accept the terms of the plea. The judge will almost always go with terms though as a motion of the prosecution.
    Can you imagine a case like this not being offered a plea bargain? It seems like that is SOP these days.

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    The evidence was pretty clear and if he gets a new trial, he'll just be convicted again. Now, he's trying the "I wasn't there" defense which ain't gonna fly.

    He probably lives like a king in prison anyway. A real hero - murders his female and gets away with it.
    He doesn't look like he's missed many meals in prison that's for sure.

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    Re: Should OJ get a new trial

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Can you imagine a case like this not being offered a plea bargain? It seems like that is SOP these days.
    In my city, yes. In LV, no. I distrust convicted defendants blaming their lawyer unless they have objective proof like a letter saying "The reason I never told you about the plea bargain was X" or the lawyer admits it. In a he said-she said, I would always side with the person not sitting in the pen I think.

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