OJ Simpson Trial Live Stream WATCH ONLINE: Simpson Testifies For First Time In New Trial Bid; May 15, 11AM EST (VIDEO)
on May 15, 2013 11:32 AM EDT
O.J. Simpson will testify for the first time in a Las Vegas courtroom during his evidentiary hearing on May 15.
The live court session featuring Simpson on the witness stand can be watched online via the free live stream below.
Simpson, 65, is seeking a bid for a new trial to help overturn his convictions after he was found guilty for 12 charges including armed robbery, assault and kidnapping in 2008. He was arrested in 2007 for leading five men in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The disgraced athlete said at the time that the items were taken from him and he was trying to get them back. He will argue on Wednesday that his former attorney, Yale Galatner, gave him bad legal advice for the incident that led to his arrest and conviction.
Simpson's new attorneys filed a petition which detailed where Galatner went wrong during his first Las Vegas trial that landed Simpson with a 9-33 year sentence.
"Galanter did not advise Simpson that carrying out the plan could subject him to criminal charges, regardless of the ownership of the property," Simpson's new lawyers wrote in a petition, according to CNN.
The petition also stated that Galanter prevented Simpson from testifying at his own trial.
"There was no evidence presented to adequately challenge the state's evidence of criminal intent and knowledge of the guns or the bad character evidence to which the jury was exposed," the appeal read.
Simpsons was handed the sentence in 2008 after he was found guilty of making threats, using guns and assaulting two men while trying to "get his memorabilia items back" during the deal. He is not eligible for parole for at least five years and has already spent four years in jail.
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