Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | 11:09 a.m.
CARSON CITY – The Nevada Supreme Court has denied the petition of former football great O.J. Simpson, who was convicted on 11 counts involving taking items from memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Simpson, through his lawyers, had asked that the full seven members hear his case.
A three-judge panel initially rejected the appeal of Simpson, who was sentenced to a minimum of nine years in prison and a maximum of 33 years.
The court today rejected the petition for a rehearing without comment. Simpson is serving his term at the Lovelock Correctional Center.
Simpson and his partners entered the hotel room of memorabilia dealers Bruce Fromong and Al Beardsley at Palace Station. Simpson said the items belonged to him and accused the two men of stealing them.
He was convicted of conspiracies to commit a crime, kidnapping and robbery, burglary, kidnapping, robbery with use of a deadly weapon and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
The Supreme Court earlier granted a new trial to Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, an accomplice of Simpson’s. He had originally received the same sentence as Simpson.
In district court earlier this year, Stewart entered a no contest plea and was sentenced to nine months of house arrest, plus probation.