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OJ co-defendant due for plea deal in Vegas heist

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former O.J. Simpson co-defendant is due to take a plea deal that will free him from prison after more than two years and avoid a retrial in their 2007 Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping case.
Clarence "C.J." Stewart's lawyer said Monday that Stewart will plead an equivalent of no contest Tuesday to felony robbery and conspiracy charges.
A defense attorney says his 56-year-old client is expected to get nine months of house arrest and an unspecified additional term of probation.
The Nevada Supreme Court granted Stewart a new trial last October. It ruled he didn't get a fair trial due to Simpson's notoriety.
The state high court upheld Simpson's conviction and nine-to-33-year prison sentence. It's considering Simpson's request for a rehearing.

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