(Las Vegas, NV) — O.J. Simpson’s new attorney earned her money Friday at the Regional Justice Center.

Patricia Palm, who took over as the former football star’s lawyer convinced Judge Linda Marie Bell to grant her client an evidentiary hearing.

The hearing was granted due to what Palm called “ineffective counsel by Simpson’s appeal lawyers” and contends Simpson did not receive a fair trial.

On September 13, 2007, Simpson and five men held two individuals at gunpoint and removed about $100,000 worth of trophies and other sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room.

In 2010. the Nevada Supreme Court upheld Simpson’s convictions for kidnapping with a deadly weapon and other charges in his 2008.

That 2008 Nevada conviction came exactly 13 years after Simpson was acquitted in Los Angeles, California, in the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

Simpson, 65, is now in Lovelock serving a 33-year sentence with the possibility of parole after nine years.

The next phase of the case will be November 9th where Judge Bell will review portions of the 2010 appeal.

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