LOS ANGELES: A US judge rejected Tuesday a request by jailed former actor and sports star OJ Simpson for a retrial over his conviction for a 2007 casino robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas. A lawyer for the disgraced ex-American footballer and actor, who was infamously acquitted of murdering his ex wife in 1994, said the 66-year-old will appeal the ruling. Simpson, who was jailed for up to 33 years for the September 13, 2007 incident, testified in seeking a retrial in May on grounds that his longtime lawyer Yale Galanter had botched his defense. On Tuesday, Clark County Judge Linda Marie Bell, who heard his testimony over five days in May, refused his petition for a retrial.”–AFP