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OJ Simpson Found Guilty

Guilty Simpson On Own in Jail, Focused on Coming Appeal

After being found guilty of kidnapping and robbery, OJ Simpson is being being held away from other prisoners for his own safety, and is planning a motion for new trial. He's waiting to see if he'll be released on bond pending that appeal, a move considered unlikely due to the seriousness of the crimes he was convicted of. His attorney said Simpson will be alone, is planning not to do media interviews and is allowed to see only family members and a few friends.

Simpson will be held in Clark County Detention Center until his early December sentencing, then it's thought he'll be transferred to state prison. His lawyer says, "He is in isolated custody and being protected from other inmates. The jail is taking very special precautions to make sure he is safe." Surprised at the guilty verdict? Do you think it was payback by the jury? Are you into the OJ saga — or is the juice just not worth the squeeze?


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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Finally, justice is served.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
He's facing more than 15 years because some of the sentences may be consecutive rather than concurrent. He could spend the rest of his life in jail, although I'm inclined to think it will be less and some of the charges (probably not all) could get overturned in appeal. While I do think he's guilty of the murders, the case was presented so badly that if I were on that jury, who was sequestered, and all I saw was what the prosecution presented, I probably would not have voted guilty beyond a reasonable doubt either.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I feel bad for his kids, first he murders their mother then he commits armed robbery at gun point and will spend the next 15 years in jail. They are probably better off without him.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
and people tell me there is no such thing as Karma!
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Good points Juju.
juju4 juju4 8 years
It does sound to me like what OJ did in this case was criminal. Granted, it is a little like getting Al Capone on tax evasion. But since I wasn't in the courtroom, I'm not going to assume that the jury based their decision on his past case. Didn't they even have audio tape of this robbery? I feel like I heard it when he was first arrested. If so, that is pretty strong evidence.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
"but the idea that this was a serious crime worthy of even 15 years in jail is ridiculous. " He rounded up a group of armed men, and charged into a person's hotel room to steal their things. If this had been the mob, I think people would agree they should get 15 years. If this had been a bank, people would think they should get 15 years. But since he is a guy that has a past, they should ignore that he took extreme PLANNED measures to avoid the law and take matters into his own hands? He didn't know that no one would get hurt. Someone could have been shot. Organized armed robbery is not something that should get a slap on the wrist.
stephley stephley 8 years
Thank God for Rabid Moon.
piper23 piper23 8 years
I'm not celebrating payback. I'm just saying that the guy managed to dodge two murder convictions and is now going away for being an idiot. He never should have been in that hotel in the first place. And they have him on audit and video tape so it seems that the evidence was in place for a conviction.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
Stephley's point is an important one. Look - most of us think he did commit murder, and most of us don't particularly like the guy. Nobody's going to wail and gnash their teeth about OJ goin' away. But what should be in the back of your minds though, is the precedent this sets, because this sort of squirrely justice is just the kind of thing that can come back to haunt the ordinary citizen. Justice has to be blind. This was not blind.
misslarue misslarue 8 years
Rot in jail.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
stephley, how strange you are so compassionate to OJ's plight!? as if justice is a common practice in the court room to begin with. I mean really how odd! to be bothered he received 15 years for kidnapping and robbery when he should have been executed for killing two innocent people years ago. I believe the severe mismanagement of the justice system for OJ happened 13 years ago. I would hope any judge with the power to give him a maximum penalty for any crime would do so knowing that justice had never been served with OJ.
stephley stephley 8 years
I do Jillness. He acted like a jerk, but the idea that this was a serious crime worthy of even 15 years in jail is ridiculous. It would have been pleaded way down if anyone else had been involved.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Do you guys really think the case against him was that weak? Do you think he was ONLY convicted based on the past?
hope2be hope2be 8 years
LOL Foxie (the sexy kind comment). But aside from that, I don't like how this can be construed as a 'payback.' The justice system shouldn't be like this as much as I think little of OJ (I don't respect how he thinks he can just do what he did, robbing someone's property, etc). I don't like the implication that they're trying to put him away on another charge as a result from 13 years ago when he was acquitted from murders. It's just wrong (as much as I dislike the guy).
foxie foxie 8 years
It seems as if he thinks he is above the law. Well.. it's not hard to see how he'd get that impression.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I don't see how this is payback. He organized people to overt the law and physically, forcefully take property from someone. It seems as if he thinks he is above the law.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Naw, Vick only killed dogs. Wait, Nichole wasn't that good looking, so maybe...
foxie foxie 8 years
Maybe he and Vick can be prison pals... the sexy kind.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Of course this is for murders. C'mon!
lorenashley lorenashley 8 years
:wave: later OJ.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
Stephley, you don't think the evidence in this case was inculpatory?
stephley stephley 8 years
It's a dangerous thing to celebrate payback in any case.
piper23 piper23 8 years
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. He's a waste of space and he's finally where he should have been all along.
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