The Nevada Supreme Court Friday denied motions for bail from O.J. Simpson and his co-defendant, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart.
Attorneys for the two men tried to convince the high court in August that their clients should not be imprisoned during the appeal process because their convictions came from a trial rife with legal mistakes.
The orders denying the motions, signed by Justices Michael Cherry, Mark Gibbons and Nancy Saitta, stated that the defendants did not meet the heavy burden needed to justify bail.
The Court noted that District Court Judge Jackie Glass had denied bail because the two men faced mandatory sentences and posed a flight risk. The two defendants were convicted of “serious, nonprobationable, violent offenses, committed with the use of a firearm,” both orders stated.
Stewart’s attorney Brent Bryson said, “It’s disappointing, though not unexpected,”More on the O.J. Simpson trial