OJ Simpson sentenced to 15 years

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    OJ Simpson's apology to the Las Vegas court


    US football star and actor OJ Simpson has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for armed robbery, conspiracy to kidnap and assault with a deadly weapon.
    Describing Simpson, 61, as arrogant and ignorant, District Judge Jackie Glass 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.
    The charges related to the robbery and holding of two sports memorabilia dealers at the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas in September 2007.
    In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of murdering his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in what was dubbed "the trial of the century".
    'Trial of the century'
    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.
    OJ SIMPSON SENTENCE
    Conspiracy to commit a crime
    Conspiracy to kidnap
    Two counts of first degree kidnapping
    Burglary in possession of a deadly weapon
    Two counts of armed robbery
    Two counts of assault with a deadly weapon



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    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.
    Prior to sentencing, Simpson pleaded for leniency from the judge with a trembling voice and tears in his eyes.
    "I didn't mean to hurt anybody and I didn't mean to steal from anybody," said the former Buffalo Bills player.
    "I did not know that I was doing anything illegal," he said. "I thought that I was confronting friends and retrieving my property. So I am sorry. I am sorry for all of it."
    Judge Glass dismissed two counts of coercion with use of a deadly weapon. But she denied defence motions for bail pending appeal, saying both defendants posed a risk of fleeing. After his acquittal in the 1995 case, Simpson was later found liable for the deaths in a civil case and ordered to pay $33.5m (19m) to Mr Goldman's family.



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  2. Clubber Lang's Avatar

    Clubber Lang said:

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    Ha, justice is served.
     
  3. beerman's Avatar

    beerman said:

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    He should have been jailed for life 13 years ago
     
  4. wonkyfox's Avatar

    wonkyfox said:

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    I see his luck has finaly run out..
     
  5. diablos's Avatar

    diablos said:

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    Its cause he's black.

    Heard he tried to evade the police and couldn't get away this time

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  6. maltloaf's Avatar

    maltloaf said:

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    minimum term is 5 years, plus some add ons, so he might be out in around 6.. bit light really