Too bad it’s 13 years too late:
O.J. Simpson, who went from American sports idol to celebrity-in-exile after he was acquitted of murder in 1995, was found guilty Friday of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.
The 61-year-old former football star could spend the rest of his life in prison. Sentencing was set for Dec. 5.
A weary and somber Simpson released a heavy sigh as the charges were read by the clerk in Clark County District Court. He was immediately taken into custody.
The Hall of Fame football star was convicted of kidnapping, armed robbery and 10 other charges for gathering up five men a year ago and storming into a room at a hotel-casino, where the group seized several game balls, plaques and photos. Prosecutors said two of the men with him were armed; one of them said Simpson asked him to bring a gun.
The verdict came 13 years to the day after Simpson was cleared of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in Los Angeles in one of the most sensational trials of the 20th century.
“I don’t like to use the word payback,” defense attorney Yale Galanter said. “I can tell you from the beginning my biggest concern … was whether or not the jury would be able to separate their very strong feelings about Mr. Simpson and judge him fairly and honestly.”
What went wrong in the first trial:
The LAPD fucked up by allowing reporters and curiosity seekers to contaminate the crime scene at his house.
They had that son of a bitch dead to rights with DNA, but screwed that up, too.
The presiding judge was a fruitbat who has no business practicing law in the first place.
The suppressed evidence:
The jury was not allowed to hear testimony concerning Simpson’s rumored jailhouse confession to Rosie Grier.
Subsequent to the criminal trial other evidence of Simpson’s guilt surfaced. The most significant of the new evidence may have been photographs of Simpson wearing Bruno Magli shoes. The new evidence, together with much of the evidence considered in the criminal trial, convinced a civil jury that Simpson murdered Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.
In his 2007 book, If I Did It, Simpson (for all intents and purposes) confessed. The book describes in detail events leading up to the moment of the murders.
Hair evidence: hairs consistent with that of Simpson found on cap at Bundy residence, hairs consistent with that of Simpson found on Ron Goldman’s shirt.
Fiber evidence: cotton fibers consistent with the carpet in the Bronco found on glove at Rockingham, fibers consistent with the carpet from the Bronco found on cap at Bundy residence.
Blood evidence: killer dropped blood near shoe prints at Bundy, blood dropped at Bundy was of same type as Simpson’s (about 0.5% of population would match), Simpson had fresh cuts on left hand on day after murder, blood found in Bronco, blood found in foyer and master bedroom of Simpson home, blood found on Simpson’s driveway, blood on socks in OJ’s home matched Nicole’s.
Glove evidence: left glove found at Bundy and right glove found at Simpson residence are Aris Light gloves, size XL, Nicole Brown bought pair of Aris Light XL gloves in 1990 at Bloomingdale’s, Simpson wore Aris Light gloves from 1990 to June, 1994.
Shoe evidence: shoe prints found at Bundy were from a size 12 Bruno Magli shoe, bloody shoe impression on Bronco carpet is consistent with a Magli shoe, Simpson wore a size 12 shoe.
Other evidence: flight in Bronco, strange reaction to phone call informing him of Nicole Brown’s death, etc.
The icing on the cake was a jury was comprised of a bunch of Los Angeles-based star-struck dolts.
I guess this time, he didn’t have a team of slimy lawyers to get him off.
I hope someone knifes that son of a bitch in prison.
That would be justice.