O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison for an armed robbery and kidnapping that took place last year in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Before sentencing, Simpson made an emotional plea for leniency to Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass. He started by saying he was “sorry and confused”, though he only sounded hoarse and on the verge of tears.
I’ve got news for you, Orenthal James Simpson. You’ll soon be trading 13 years on the golf course for 15 years to life of baloney sandwiches and a cold metal urinal next to your ratty prison cot. Thirteen years to the day after you were wrongfully acquitted of double murder in Los Angeles, your no-nonsense Las Vegas jury did the right thing and served up justice with guilty verdicts on all counts. Even a criminal defense attorney like myself, who is usually defending guys like you, was satisfied to see the prosecution claim it’s victory. I had enough of your repugnant and arrogant displays of disdain at the criminal and civil justice systems, and your complete lack of humility after walking away a free man from the crime of the century.
Now, at 61 years old, there’s a good chance we’ll never have to see another smiling paparazzi photo of you in your golf cart, or enjoying a fine meal in a restaurant, or thumbing your nose at the Goldmans, to whom you continue to owe millions of dollars of wrongful death judgment money for the murder of their son. You’ll be enjoying your sunset years in a jail cell that is probably smaller than one of your bathrooms in your Florida estate.
This praiseworthy jury of your peers paid attention to the evidence, applied the law to the facts and determined your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, ignoring the smoke and mirrored distractions of the defense’s case. It was probably easy, since they had both an audio and video tape at their disposal. It was only a matter of time before you screwed up again (and got caught). It’s a miracle you stayed away from prison bars as long as you have. Once a sociopath, always a sociopath.
Now you will have plenty of time to write a second book. You can call it, “I Did It Too: Here’s How I am Going to Jail.”
Stacy Schneider is the author of He Had It Coming: How to Outsmart Your Husband and Win Your Divorce.
- Britney loses visitation after 5150 standoff , doesn’t attend hearing after u-turning on courthouse steps.
- OJ’s bail doubled after bail bondsmen tuns him in for reaching out to co-defendant’s.
- Kiefer Sutherland finishes 48 days of laundry and garbage duty (30 days for DUI and 18 days for violating probation stemming from 2004 drunk driving arrest).
- Former NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield joins Marion Jones as the second athlete to plea guilty to making false statements in the investigation of Balco Labs for the distribution of designer steroids. Faces up to six months in prison.
- OJ’s muscle men cop pleas and will testify that Juice requested they ‘just bring some firearms.’
- Britney loses visitation again.
- Lindsay survived rehab, but dad loses bid to force family group therapy.
- Howard K. Stern came out of hiding to sit with Larry King, start a lawsuit, do battle with Anna Nicole’s enemies, and protect Dannielynn’s current and future.
Who’s Who in OJ Simpson Burgalry Case
|Walter Alexander, 46, Mesa, AZ||Agreed to cooperate with prosecutors|
|Clarence Stewart, 53, Las Vegas||Returned missing items|
|Michael McClinton, 49, Las Vegas||Surrendered Tuesday, called “a key player” in the suspected theft|
|Charles Howard Cashmore, 40||Returned missing items|
|Charles Bruce Ehrlich, 53, Miami||$32,000 bail|
|Tom Scotto||Wedding renewla ceremoney brought OJ to Vegas, was questioned and cleared of suspicion|
|Alfred Beardsley, 46||Memorabilia dealer, Arrested in LV for CA parole violation|
|Bruce Fromong, 53||Memorabilia dealer, Recovering from heart attack in LA|
|Tom Riccio, 44||Memorabilia dealer, Set-up meeting, Felon with larceny and prison escape convictions|
|David Rogers||Clark County DA, prosecutor|
|Yale Galanter||OJ’s lead attorney, locatedin Florida|
|Gabrielle Grasso||OJ’s local criminal attorney|
|Scott Holper||Claimed to be O.J.’s local attorney|
|David Cook||Represeents Fred Goldman|
|Joe Bonaventure Jr.||Arraigning Judge|
|Ann Zimmerman||Original judge who denied bail|
|Nancy Oesterle||“Media Judge” was initial Court spokesperson|
|Source: USLaw.com. Table can be used with hyperlinked reference.|
|Two counts of first-degree kidnapping|
|Two counts of robbery with use of a deadly weapon|
|Two counts of assault with a deadly weapon|
|Burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon|
|Conspiracy to commit kidnapping|
|Conspiracy to commit robbery|
|Misdemeanor, conspiracy to commit a crime|
|Simpson also faces one felony charge of coercion with use of a deadly weapon|
|Simpson’s All-American football|
|Simpson’s Hall of Fame plaque|
|Simpson and J. Edgar Hoover photo|
|Joe Montaina Lithographs (30-50)|
|Pete Rose and Duke Snider autographed baseballs (24)|