Grace to be replaced on TV by OJ Simpson judge

By OSKAR GARCIA | May 24, 2011 | 7:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The judge who sentenced O.J. Simpson to prison plans to take over for Nancy Grace on the syndicated television show "Swift Justice."

A clerk for Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass told The Associated Press that the judge who sentenced the former football star to nine to 33 years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008 submitted her resignation to Nevada's governor on Tuesday.

Grace says in a release from CBS Television Distribution that she's leaving after the show's first season because it's relocating production to Los Angeles from Atlanta.

Glass says in a statement that she's honored to take the new post. Her last day in court in Las Vegas is June 10.

Glass is known for severe sentences and a strong personality in the courtroom.