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Sunday, December 7, 2008

OJ Gets 9 Years

I'll say it: it's about goddamn time:

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- O.J. Simpson, the professional football Hall-of-Famer acquitted 13 years ago of murdering his ex-wife and her friend, was sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison for robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint.

Nevada State Judge Jackie Glass, who handed down the sentence today in Las Vegas, said most of the 10 counts Simpson was convicted of, including attempted armed kidnapping, would run concurrently. A court spokesman said the sentence range takes into account parole. Simpson, 61, was found guilty by a jury Oct. 3 and faced as long as a life term.

Now, can we please stop discussing this murderer in any capacity outside of college and pro football stats? Please?

1 comment:

one L bill said...

I'm definitely no OJ apologist, but I AM a judicial system proponent. This guy was innocent until proven guilty. (Though the evidence against him on this most recent infraction was astounding.) If those prosecutors had such an iron-clad case against him, they should have made it. Apparently what they gave wasn't good enough for that original panel of jurors.