October 5, 2008
Once a Hall of Famer, Now to Prison. Once a football superstar, OJ Simpson, 61, will spend several years in prison. The Hall of Famer was convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges for gathering four other men into a room at a hotel-casino, where his group seized several sports game memorabilia. Two of the men were armed. The verdict came 13 years to the day after Simpson was cleared of murdering his ex-wife and a friend of hers in Los Angeles in one of the most sensational trials of the 20th century.
OJ Simpson Sentencing. The sentencing will take place on December 5th. If Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass decides to impose the most lenient sentence Simpson will get at least 15 years in prison. His conviction alone of first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon carries a minimum sentence of 15 years, with the possibility of parole after five years, and a maximum sentence of life of prison with the chance of parole. If Judge Glass decides to run the sentences for each of the 12 charges concurrently or consecutively, Simpson may spend the rest of his life in prison.
Number "13" Plays Bizarre Role. Fox News L.A. made teh following observation, "Thirteen is known as a very unlucky number and it certainly played out that way for OJ Simpson. The armed robbery he was convicted of committing happened on September 13th. The jury deliberated for thirteen hours, after a thirteen day long trial. And finally, Simpson is found guilty on the very same day thirteen years ago that he was acquitted of murdering Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman. Tricia Takasugi has more on the role the number thirteen played in the case in this video report.
This blogger is not optimistic for OJ "The Juice" Simpson. And I don't believe I should also leave roome for myself to feel the sentence may be excessive.