OJ Simpson will be back in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday fighting to be a free man, according to the Associated Press.
Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison after being convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008. Simpson claims that he was trying to retrieve personal memorabilia that was stolen from him.
Simpson’s attorneys will try to get him freed through a “Hail Mary motion,” stating that his former representation was so incompetent, that the conviction should be thrown out and a new trial granted.
These motions are usually unsuccessful, however “An O.J. case is never like any other case,” said Laurie Levenson, a Loyola Law School professor.
Simpson was infamously acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, in a 1995 trial that was dubbed “the trial of the century.”
Many believe that Simpson got away with murder and that his 2008 conviction was some sort of “poetic justice.”
A new judge will be hearing Simpson’s plea Monday and the former American football hero is expected to testify.