Saturday, October 4, 2008

Finally, Justice

Jury finds OJ Simpson guilty on all charges of robbery and kidnapping. He faces a sentence of 15 years to life.

Deliberations began 13 years to the day after Simpson was acquitted of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in Los Angeles.

Prosecutor Chris Owens said Simpson planned — and Stewart, Simpson's golfing buddy, helped carry out — a plot to retrieve personal items that Simpson lost after squirreling them away to avoid turning them over to Goldman's family to satisfy part of a $33.5 million civil wrongful death judgment levied in 1997 by a California court.

Owens told the jury to convict Simpson, denouncing him for "arrogance'' of thinking he could commit a crime "against the dignity and the peace of the state of Nevada.''

"The kind of arrogance ... that would make them think they could come in and get away with this kind of crime and that nobody would report it and they thought they could spin it that, 'It's all OK; It was my stuff.'''

Though he was acquitted of murder, we all know that he did it. And while his prison sentence won't be for murder, he will be behind bars, where he should have been for the past 13 years!

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