Judge Denies OJ Simpson's Appeal for New Trial

The former football star will remain behind bars for up to 33 years.
3:00 | 11/27/13

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We turn now to o.J. Simpson, behind bars for up to 30 years for robbery and kidnapping charges in las vegas. A judge denied his appeal for a new trial. David wright has the story. Reporter: A nevada judge's decision to reject o.J. Simpson's bid for a new trial means his conviction stands. For armed robbery and kidnapping. That conviction stems from the former nfl's star's botched attempt in 2007, to recover sports memorabilia he says belonged to him. I followed, what I thought, the law. I didn't break into anybody's room. The guy acknowledged it was my stuff. These were things I hadn't seen in ten years. And I was a little emotional about it. Reporter: Simpson had requested a new trial, arguing his old attorney blew it. Making at least 22 mistakes at trial. But the judge rejected that argument saying, all grounds in the petition lack merit. And consequently are denied. The fight's not over. We're going to continue this on. One day mr. Simpson will be vindicated. Orenthal jamison, not guilty of murder -- Reporter: He beat the rap of the killing of his wife, nicole brown simpson. A civil jury found him liable for their deaths. And ordered him to pay $33 million to their families. Count one, guilty. Count two, guilty. Count three, guilty. Reporter: Simpson is serving up to 33 years in prison, after the vegas armed robbery and kidnapping case. He's done five years so far. For "good morning america," david wright, abc news, los angeles.

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