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O.J. Simpson listens as he is found guilty on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy, Oct. 3, 2008, at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.
updated 11/16/2010 6:25:21 PM ET 2010-11-16T23:25:21

O.J. Simpson's lawyers are asking a Nevada Supreme Court panel to reconsider their appeal of Simpson's Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.

A clerk with the state high court said the request for a rehearing was received Tuesday.

Simpson attorney Yale Galanter told The Associated Press a three-judge panel overlooked or misunderstood several arguments — including that Simpson lacked the necessary intent for conviction.

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Galanter argued football Hall of Famer and movie actor Simpson thought he was retrieving personal items when he and other men confronted at gunpoint two sports memorabilia dealers at a Palace Station Hotel and Casino room in Las Vegas in September 2007.

A jury convicted Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart on Oct. 3, 2008. Four others took plea deals and testified against Simpson.

Simpson, 63, was sentenced Dec. 3, 2008, to nine to 33 years in state prison, which he is serving at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada.

The justices rejected Simpson's appeal last month but granted Stewart a new trial.

Galanter in the appeal argued that a fair trial for Simpson was already difficult due to his notoriety.

Simpson was acquitted Oct. 3, 1995, of the 1994 murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif. In 1997, a civil jury found Simpson liable for the deaths and ordered him to pay the Goldman family $38 million and Nicole Simpson's family $24 million.

"Because of that, there should have been a heightened sense of responsibility to make sure that you get 12 people who are going to judge what happened here in Nevada strictly by what happened here in Nevada," Galanter told the three-justice panel in June.

"This was not a search for truth, but became a search for redemption," Galanter said.

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