Court schedules bond hearing for Simpson

A state Supreme Court panel will hear oral arguments on O.J. Simpson's bid to get out of a Nevada prison pending his appeal to overturn a conviction in an armed hotel room heist, officials said Monday.

A three-member panel of the state's only appellate court will hear 30 minutes of arguments in Las Vegas from Simpson's lawyers seeking his release on bond and prosecutors opposing the request, court spokesman Bill Gang said. The hearing is scheduled for Aug. 3, he said.

Simpson, 61, was convicted of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon in the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in September 2007. He is serving nine to 33 years at Lovelock Correctional Center.

His 55-year-old co-defendant, Clarence "C.J." Stewart, is serving 71/2 to 27 years at Northern Nevada Correctional Center for his role in the case.

The judge panel also scheduled a separate oral bond hearing for Stewart, who was seeking to overturn his conviction.


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