O.J. Simpson is denied a new trial

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Earlier this year, a judge surprisingly gave serious consideration to incarcerated Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson’s effort to obtain a new trial on the charges that landed him in a Nevada prison.

Not surprisingly, a judge ultimately denied the request.

According to the Associated Press, Judge Linda Marie Bell rejected the motion on Tuesday.  Simpson’s current lawyers argued that his original lawyers botched the trial.

The ruling comes after five days of testimony in May 2013, featuring 15 total witnesses.

Found guilty of kidnapping, armed robbery, and other charges in 2008, Simpson will still spend at least four more years in prison.