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LAS VEGAS - OJ Simpson's last remaining co-defendant in an armed robbery and kidnapping case is asking the Nevada supreme court for a separate trial, saying if tried together he would be unfairly convicted.
Clarence Stewart's lawyer says the armed robbery and kidnapping charges in Las Vegas are all about Simpson.
"Anybody sitting next to him isn't going to get a fair trial," attorney Robert Lucherini said of the trial scheduled to start next month.
In 1995 Simpson, a former football star and actor, was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend.
Though Simpson was acquitted in court his image has remained tarnished.
Stewart is one of five men who accompanied Simpson during a confrontation last September with two sports memorabilia dealers in a casino hotel room. Simpson says he was retrieving items stolen from him.
Another former co-defendant, Charles Ehrlich, pleaded guilty on Monday to reduced felony charges and agreed to testify against the Hall of Fame football player. He's the fourth former co-defendant to take a plea deal and agree to testify.
Clark County district court Judge Jackie Glass has twice rejected requests from Stewart and Ehrlich for separate trials.
Simpson and Stewart have pleaded not guilty to felony kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon that could put them in prison for life. - Sapa-AP