Judge Nixes OJ Retrial

Las Vegas justice rejects defense claims that jury foreman was racist
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2008 5:21 PM CST
Jury foreman Paul Connelly.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – OJ Simpson won’t get a retrial in his Las Vegas robbery conviction, despite challenges raised by his attorneys, AP reports, with the presiding judge telling Simpson’s lawyers to take matters up with state appellate court. A lawyer for Simpson’s co-defendant today accused the jury foreman of racism, but the judge did not find the complaint credible.