O.J. SIMPSON is convinced he will win the appeal in his armed robbery and kidnapping trial - because jury interviews show he was "railroaded" by the court judge.
Simpson, 61, was found guilty of all 12 counts in the trial earlier this month (03Oct08), stemming from a heist he took part in at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas last year (Sep07).
He and his co-defendant Clarence Stewart, are currently being held in a Las Vegas jail where they face life imprisonment when they are sentenced on 5 December (08).
But his attorney Yale Galanter insists his client is confident he will be freed from behind bars, blaming the ruling on Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass' decisions during jury selection and her instructions to the panel.
Galanter tells the New York Daily News, "He is really very hopeful now, especially after the jury interviews. He knows that he was absolutely railroaded."
Simpson was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping after he and his accomplices stormed a Las Vegas hotel room to seize memorabilia from collectors.
His lawyers filed motions seeking a new trial on Friday (10Oct08), claiming insufficient evidence and judicial errors.