O.J. co-defendant opposes appeal delay


A lawyer for convicted O.J. Simpson co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart is opposing the Clark County district attorney's request for a 30-day extension to answer his appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.

"They should deny the motion and give them 10 days," Brent Bryson said Friday after filing documents with the state's appellate court.

Bryson scoffed at District Attorney David Rogers' claim, submitted just before Wednesday's deadline, that an overworked law clerk was too busy meeting a Sept. 11 deadline on Simpson's appeal to also work on Stewart's appeal.

In a motion filed Thursday, Bryson wrote that devoting resources to Simpson instead of Stewart showed "the same bias and prejudice toward Stewart" he cited in the appeal seeking to overturn Stewart's conviction and sentence.

Bryson alleges Stewart suffered "spillover prejudice" from being tried alongside the NFL hall of famer.

Simpson and Stewart were found guilty of kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges in a September 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. Both were sentenced to prison.

 

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