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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.



OJ Had it Coming

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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.

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Who’s Who in OJ Simpson Burgalry Case

Suspects
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
Victims/Witnesses
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
Lawyers/Judges
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.

Charges

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

Evidence: Criminal Complaint, Police Report, Police Interview.

Disputed Items

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)
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