O.J. Live Coverage sentencing

This is really a shame. I can hear the emotion in O.J.’s voice while listening to the Youtube video The sentence hand down to him was 15 years with eligibility for parole in 5 years. Whew! O.J. is 61 years old and will be an old man when he is released from prison unless he get lucky like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Simpson or during his appeal he is not found guilty. His sentence is extremely harsh for a man receiving a first time conviction. Remember, he was found innocent of killing Nicole and her boyfriend; it almost seems like he being penalized for being found innocent 13 years ago. I don’t understand why the Goldman’s were at his trial though; he was being charged with Robbery. Most people who commit this type of crime has received less time than O.J. The judicial system really wanted O.J.’s head on a platter. In a case like this no one really wins.

Found guilty of all charges

Quote: Former US football running back OJ Simpson has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for armed robbery, conspiracy to kidnap and assault with a deadly weapon.

District Judge Jackie Glass, who described Simpson, 61, as arrogant and ignorant, said the evidence was overwhelming.

Simpson made an emotional appeal prior to sentencing at the Las Vegas court, saying he was “sorry” and “confused”.

His accomplice, Clarence Stewart, was also sentenced to 15 years after the two were convicted on 12 charges, reports BBC News. The charges related to the robbery and holding of two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas in September 2007.

Simpson and Stewart had seized the memorabilia dealers in an attempt to reclaim items linked to the former National Football League star’s sporting career, which Simpson claimed still belonged to him.

Before sentencing, Judge Glass said: “The potential for harm to occur in that room was tremendous.” “You went to the room, you took guns… you used force, you took property… and in this state that amounts to robbery with a deadly weapon,” said the judge.


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