It looks like OJ Simpson might have a chance at being free.
According to the Washington Post, the trial of the former football star is being reopened by the judge to see if he was badly represented by his lawyers, which could release him as a free man.
This week, Clrk County District judge listened to and considered 18 out of 22 questions that were cited in a May appeal by Simpson's lawyer, where he was not present.
If the trial is reopened, it could put Simpson back on the witness stand for the first time since 2008 since he received his sentence of jail for 9-33 years.
The site reports:Simpson wasn’t in a Las Vegas courtroom while Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell agreed to hear evidence and consider 18 of 22 questions cited in a May appeal by Simpson appeals lawyer Patricia Palm.
The judge dismissed four other grounds on which the 65-year-old Simpson seeks release from state prison, where he is serving nine to 33 years.
The judge also granted a waiver of attorney-client privilege on questions in dispute between Simpson and his trial lawyer, Yale Galanter.
A key question will be whether Galanter had personal financial and business interests that posed a conflict that should have precluded him from handling Simpson’s case.
Simpson's trial prosecutor, Chris Owens, said of the retrial:
"She's just second-guessing what they did. It's hindsight."
It will be interesting to see whether or not OJ Simpson will be back on the witness stand anytime soon.