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« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2007, 06:41:14 PM »

Hi 2NJSons_Mom.

Thanks for your thoughts.

I hate football and was never an OJ fan, although my daughter was. The world loved him.

What I mean when I say he is two people, is that he is so jovial and friendly and likable and on the same day, he is committing robbery and guns are involved. Then he goes back to smiling and schmoozing.




Louise, this is the behaviour of a true sociopath.  As much as I hope he gets the "book thrown at him", in the back of my mind, I have my doubts.  If that man dies, and the other "victim" refuses to press charges, some are saying he might get away with it.  I truly hope Nevada is better at inforcing the law than Ca.  It seems that you can get away with murder there if you have the money....ex. Phil Spechter...OJ himself....both obviously proven guilty by the Prosecutors......WTH do they get their Jurists from????
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« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2007, 12:57:52 AM »

Antiem,

I have been on jury duty five times over twenty years in Los Angeles. I wanted to do my civic duty. I enjoyed it.

My daughter received many jury notices and she threw them in the trash. My neighbors who can't speak English came to me and I told them to throw it in the trash.

My old shrink got a notice and he was nervous about trying to get out of it. I gave him some tips on how to get the judge/lawyers to dismiss you. They do not like having psychiatrists on a jury. Nor actors.

I got a notice some months ago to which I did not respond. I got another notice and ignored it. Then I got a postcard saying that if I didn't contact them immediately, I could be subject to a fine. There is no way to prove I got any of those notices.

My last time on jury duty was in the same courtroom as the Wynona Rider case with the same judge.

Once in the late 60s I was on a jury with a crazy man who didn't know how to vote. He asked us, "Should I vote innocent or guilty?"

My bottom line is that the most intelligent people in LA do not want to serve on jury duty and are smart enough to escape.

I have acquitted two cases, swung the jury on another case, and hung the jury on the last two cases.
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« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2007, 08:08:50 AM »

You have an interesting view of jury duty, Louise.  Even at my age, I have never served on a jury.  I suppose I could get out of it if that was my inclination.  Around here there are not very many public employees that end up on juries.  I can remember being called once, but that was during a summer.  You see, around here they do not like to call teachers or educators during the school year because they are being paid by tax dollars.  It would put pressure on the budgets if they were to include educators in the "pool."  I never thought that was fair, but really very few of us ever served.  I suspect that is true of most employees being paid under a budget funded by tax dollars.

The only time I went through questioning was for a personal injury case and the doctor giving the testimony in the trial just happened to be my own.  I was excused immediately and I have never been called again.
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« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2007, 11:13:19 PM »

Oct 5, 7:09 PM EDT
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SIMPSON_GOLDMAN?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US
O.J.'s Rolex a Fake, Ordered Returned

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson is getting his fake Rolex watch back. The timepiece, seized earlier this week by attorneys for Fred Goldman, was ordered returned to the former football star after it was determined to be a knockoff made in China.
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Cook had hoped the watch might be worth as much as $22,000, but an appraisal from San Francisco jeweler Shreve & Co. concluded it was worth only about $100. Simpson had told his lawyer, Ronald Slates, he paid $125 for it.
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I wonder if this was an old switcherooty. Did OJ have a real Rolex and has had this fake one for the reason he was afraid it would be taken?  Or did he just want to have that Rolex look without the Rolex pricetag?
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« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2007, 03:20:26 PM »

Witness to O.J. Simpson's Alleged Armed Robbery

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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 This is a rush transcript from "On the Record ," October 9, 2007. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: There is a dramatic new twist in the O.J. Simpson alleged armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel room.

Christy Lutkemeier was not in the room that day, but Christy heard the entire heist go down.

How is that possible? Christy is here to explain. She is joined by her attorney, Ken Miller. Christy and Ken, nice to see both of you.

Christy, let me start with you. Let's go back to September 13. How is it that you know what happened in that room?
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« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2007, 07:21:53 PM »

Oct 12, 6:29 PM EDT

Simpson Co-Defendant to Take Plea Deal
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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A co-defendant in O.J. Simpson's armed robbery case will plead guilty to a reduced charge and testify that guns were involved in the theft of sports collectibles from two memorabilia dealers, the man's lawyer said Friday.

Charles Cashmore is accused of being one of five men who joined Simpson in a hotel-room confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers. He will testify that two of the other men who entered the room with the former football star were armed, Cashmore's lawyer Edward Miley said.

Miley said Cashmore will plead guilty Monday to being an accessory to robbery, a felony that could get him up to five years in prison. A court hearing is set for Monday, a court clerk confirmed.

"He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time," Miley said of Cashmore, a 40-year-old laborer, bartender and disc jockey who lives in Las Vegas.

A spokesman for Clark County District Attorney David Roger declined immediate comment.

Simpson and the others are charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, assault, burglary and conspiracy in the Sept. 13 encounter in a Las Vegas casino hotel room between Simpson and memorabilia collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong.

Simpson also faces a felony charge of coercion, alleging that he took a cell phone from Fromong.

Simpson has said he wanted to retrieve personal items that belonged to him, and his lawyers have maintained that no guns were used.

But Cashmore will testify that Walter Alexander and Michael McClinton, two men who entered the room with Simpson, had guns, Miley said. Miley said Cashmore was unarmed during the alleged robbery.

"The only people with guns that he knew of were Alexander and McClinton," Miley said, adding that Cashmore's crime was failing to immediately go to police and turn over the items he carried out of the room.

Cashmore surrendered to authorities six days later and turned over the items, after police released images from hotel security videotapes showing him carrying a box from the room.
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« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2007, 07:08:48 PM »

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Co-Defendant: O.J. Said to Bring Guns to Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

 
LAS VEGAS

O.J. Simpson wanted armed men with him when he confronted two sports memorabilia dealers, according to a co-defendant who has agreed to a plea deal agreed to testify for the prosecution in the armed robbery case.

"O.J. said 'Hey, just bring some firearms,"' Walter Alexander told police in a transcript of his tape-recorded statement obtained by The Associated Press.

Alexander told police after his arrest Sept. 15 that he and another man showed up with guns at the former football star's request, then headed with him into a casino hotel room to retrieve collectibles that Simpson said belonged to him.

"He said ... 'we won't have to use 'em, but ... just to look tough, you know, so that these people know that, you know, we're here for business,"' Alexander said.

Simpson has denied guns were involved.

If Alexander's assertion turns out to be true, "it hurts O.J. tremendously," Edward Miley, lawyer for co-defendant Charles Cashmore, said Wednesday.

Cashmore also has agreed to a plea deal
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« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2007, 02:27:18 PM »

O.J. Getting Close to the Juicer

Posted Oct 23rd 2007 12:48PM by TMZ Staff
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Two co-defendants have pleaded guilty to reduced charges and agreed to testify in the O.J. Simpson armed
robbery case in Las Vegas.

Walter Alexander and Charles Cashmore were in court today in Las Vegas. In return for their testimony against O.J., Clark County District Attorney David Roger agreed to drop charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy against both men. The two remain free pending sentencing.
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« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2007, 09:05:16 AM »

New charges expected against O.J. Simpson

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- New charges are expected to be filed in Nevada against O.J. Simpson and three co-defendants in an alleged hotel armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers.

Their lawyers are due in court later today to discuss a revised criminal complaint. Court documents obtained by The Associated Press outline the additional charges.

According to the documents, Simpson and the other three will now face 12 charges. A new charge of coercion is set for Simpson; two new coercion charges are set for the other three.

The complaint removes Walter Alexander and Charles Cashmore from the case. They pleaded guilty to reduced charges yesterday.

Alexander had told police that Simpson wanted armed men with him when he confronted the sports memorabilia dealers to retrieve items that Simpson said belonged to him. Simpson has maintained that no guns were used in the incident.
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« Reply #49 on: November 02, 2007, 05:20:32 PM »

FBI knew of O.J. Simpson plan in advance By LINDA DEUTSCH and KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writers
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LOS ANGELES - Federal agents learned three weeks in advance that O.J. Simpson and a memorabilia dealer planned an operation to retrieve personal items Simpson said were stolen from him, according to FBI reports obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Dealer Thomas Riccio told FBI agents Aug. 21 that Simpson wanted to televise the operation as he confronted a collector who was peddling thousands of pieces of Simpson's memorabilia.

But Riccio was not clear how the operation would unfold, and there was no mention in the report of guns that were allegedly drawn as Simpson and five other men stormed a Las Vegas hotel room.

Riccio was advised to contact a lawyer before taking any action and was told that alerting the FBI would not absolve him of any potential crime, agent Linda Kline wrote of the meeting, which occurred in Los Angeles.

"I went along with O.J.'s plan," Riccio told the AP on Friday. "It was a self-organized sting operation. Except for the final result, with him bringing people who had guns. I knew nothing about that."

Simpson, 60, and five other men were arrested after they allegedly stormed into a Las Vegas hotel room Sept. 13 to seize items that were believed to include family photos and the suit Simpson wore the day he was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend.

Las Vegas Police Detective Andy Caldwell, the investigator handling the case, said Friday the FBI did not alert his department before the confrontation between Simpson and collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong in a room at a Las Vegas casino hotel.

"They contacted us afterward and provided us with the documentation," Caldwell told the AP.

He said he had no information about any FBI investigation into the incident and said he has no idea about the nature of the contact between federal agents and Riccio "or why they were talking with him."

FBI spokesman Laura Eimiller declined to comment on the interview.

Riccio told the AP on Friday that he called Los Angeles police and the FBI and "no one seemed to be concerned about it. They didn't seem all that interested."

Simpson, 60, is charged with an assortment of felonies including armed robbery and kidnapping. Three of his co-defendants have since pleaded guilty to lesser charges and said they would testify against Simpson. A preliminary hearing is scheduled next week in Las Vegas.

The FBI reports, written Aug. 21 and Sept. 19, said Riccio told agents he had been approached by Beardsley, who wanted to sell thousands of Simpson items.

The documents said Riccio described Beardsley as a fanatic and said Riccio contacted Simpson about the items. Simpson said his belongings were stolen from his Florida house by his former agent, Mike Gilbert, and others who had worked for him.

"Riccio and Simpson want to do a television broadcast confronting Beardsley regarding the items that were stolen," one report said. "Simpson wanted Riccio's assistance in setting up the operation and helping obtain interviews for Simpson through various media outlets after the fact."

Beardsley told police he had been robbed by Simpson and a group of men wielding guns. Simpson has denied there were any guns involved. He said Riccio set up the meeting and he planned to surprise Beardsley and retrieve his property.

Simpson told the AP he went to the hotel room after being alerted by Riccio that Beardsley and another collectibles dealer, Fromong, were trying to sell his possessions. Simpson knew both dealers.

Simpson, who was in Las Vegas for a friend's wedding, said he arranged to meet Riccio at the Palace Station hotel. He said Riccio had set up a meeting with collectors under the guise that he had a private collector interested in buying Simpson's items.

He said he was accompanied by several men he met at a wedding cocktail party, and they took the collectibles.

"We walked into the room," Simpson said. "I'm the last one to go in and when they see me, it's all 'Oh God.'"

"There was no armed robbery here," Simpson said then. "It wasn't a robbery. They said `Take your stuff and go.'"

Riccio has said the plan to take Simpson's property unraveled because he brought other men with him. He has subsequently released a tape recording he made of the incident and been granted immunity by prosecutors.

Many of his sports collectibles, including his Heisman Trophy, were seized under court order and auctioned to pay some of the $33.5 million awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit to the estate of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and the family of her friend Ronald Goldman.

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Associated Press Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch reported from Los Angeles. AP writer Ken Ritter reported from Las Vegas.

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« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2007, 10:05:42 PM »

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Thank you for posting the latest information. I was going to mention it but you beat me to it!

The following two statements from your post make we wonder why the FBI (who knew August 21) let the scam / sting go down. Why? Were they thinking that since OJ got away with murder, they were going to get him on another charge?

"Las Vegas Police Detective Andy Caldwell, the investigator handling the case, said Friday the FBI did not alert his department before the confrontation between Simpson and collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong in a room at a Las Vegas casino hotel. He said he had no information about any FBI investigation into the incident and said he has no idea about the nature of the contact between federal agents and Riccio "or why they were talking with him."
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« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2007, 01:22:56 PM »

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Thank you for posting the latest information. I was going to mention it but you beat me to it!

The following two statements from your post make we wonder why the FBI (who knew August 21) let the scam / sting go down. Why? Were they thinking that since OJ got away with murder, they were going to get him on another charge?

"Las Vegas Police Detective Andy Caldwell, the investigator handling the case, said Friday the FBI did not alert his department before the confrontation between Simpson and collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong in a room at a Las Vegas casino hotel. He said he had no information about any FBI investigation into the incident and said he has no idea about the nature of the contact between federal agents and Riccio "or why they were talking with him."


Louise, I really don't know because I have not followed up on it.  We were away at a wedding until this AM.  I did hear a reporter on one of the news channels Friday night say that it could mean OJ will walk away again, but I did not hear the entire segment, and do not have details to expain his comment.

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« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2007, 07:37:29 PM »

Can anyone else tell me?  I wonder why the FBI (who knew August 21) let the scam / sting go down. Why? Were they thinking that since OJ got away with murder, they were going to get him on another charge? Why would OJ walk away again?
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« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2008, 11:08:03 PM »

Sep 2, 5:42 PM EDT

Lawyer: OJ Simpson ready for trial in Las Vegas


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 LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's lawyer on Tuesday declared the former football star all set for jury selection to begin next week in his trial on allegations of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint almost a year ago.

"Ready for trial, judge," Simpson lawyer Gabriel Grasso said during the last scheduled pretrial hearing.

But Robert Lucherini, lawyer for Simpson's only remaining co-defendant, Clarence "C.J." Stewart, made yet another pitch to sever or postpone the trial, a request Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass denied. He told the judge he would ask the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its denial of his request for a separate or delayed trial.

Glass said a pool of 500 would-be jurors was reduced to about 250 after defense lawyers and prosecutors spent several hours behind closed doors Aug. 25 reviewing answers provided on 26-page questionnaires.

"We did excuse most of the people, if not all of the people, who expressed extreme opinions about the parties, in an effort to have a very efficient jury selection process," Glass said.

Jury selection is to begin Monday, and the judge said she expected to complete it within a week. The trial is expected to last as long as five weeks.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger, who earlier submitted a list of almost 80 witnesses, said Tuesday that he expects to call about 25.

Grasso said he and fellow defense attorney Yale Galanter planned to call those witnesses, plus perhaps three more.

Lucherini said he would probably call six or seven witnesses on Stewart's behalf.

Simpson and Stewart have pleaded not guilty to 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in a September 2007 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel.

A kidnapping conviction could get them life in prison with the possibility of parole. A robbery conviction would mean mandatory prison time.

Four other men who accompanied Simpson and Stewart have accepted plea deals, pleaded guilty to felony charges and agreed to testify for the prosecution.

A state high court panel last week turned down Lucherini's appeal of Glass' earlier refusals to delay or sever Stewart's trial from Simpson's.

Lucherini argues it will be impossible for Stewart to get a fair trial sitting at the defendant's table with Simpson, a former NFL star, film actor and advertising pitchman. Simpson was acquitted in the 1995 slayings in Los Angeles of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman but later found liable in a civil case.

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A jury finds O.J. Simpson guilty of all 12 counts in his Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping trial.



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« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2008, 02:13:46 AM »

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -- Former gridiron great O.J. Simpson was found guilty of all 12 counts in the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas, Nevada, casino hotel last year.


The jury reached the verdict 13 years to the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted of two murders.

 Simpson, 61, and his co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart, 54, were charged with a dozen offenses stemming from the alleged sports memorabilia heist.

Stewart was also found guilty of the same charges as Simpson. Both men will likely spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Simpson arrived at the Clark County Justice Center at around 10:50 p.m. (1:50 a.m. Saturday ET). He told CNN's Ted Rowlands on the phone before the verdict was read that he was "apprehensive."

The jury of nine men and three women, none of them African-American, began deliberations Friday after hearing from 22 witnesses over 12 days of testimony. Chief among the witnesses were seven of the nine people inside Room 1203 of the Palace Station Hotel and Casino for the September 13, 2007 confrontation.

The evidence included testimony from the two dealers, four co-defendants who cut plea deals and cooperated with prosecutors and hours of often-profane, crackling, secretly recorded audiotapes.

Prosecutors alleged that the men, led by Simpson, burst into the room, flashed a gun and threatened memorabilia dealers Bruce Fromong and Al Beardsley.

The men then filled two pillowcases with Simpson trinkets, signed Pete Rose baseballs and Joe Montana lithographs. Simpson's defense attorneys maintained their client was merely trying to retrieve personal photographs and other mementos that belonged to him.

Neither Simpson nor his co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart testified during the trial. Instead, their attorneys savaged the motives of the other witnesses.

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Simpson's lawyer, Yale Galanter, said Simpson was a target of investigators from the very beginning. The case "has taken on a life of its own because of Mr. Simpson's involvement," he added.

"Every cooperator, every person who had a gun, every person who had an ulterior motive, every person who signed a book deal, every person who got paid money, the police, the district attorney's office is only interested in one thing: Mr. Simpson," Galanter said.

Stewart was characterized by his lawyer, E. Brent Bryson, as the trial's forgotten player.

The most compelling evidence for all sides came from the audiotapes.

For the prosecution, conversations taped by collectibles middleman Thomas Riccio took jurors from the poolside planning to the profanity-laced hotel room confrontation.

Riccio, a chatty sports memorabilia dealer and convicted felon made the rounds on network news shows immediately after the hotel room fracas. He admitted on the stand that various media outlets paid him $210,000.

The crucial evidence for the defense came from two audiotapes, a voicemail from a key prosecution witness who seemed willing to tailor his testimony for a price and tapes of Las Vegas police officers laughing and joking about Simpson's Los Angeles acquittal following his arrest.

Galanter told jurors the surreptitious recording captured police investigators in the hotel room after the confrontation. "They're making jokes. They're saying things like, 'We're gonna get him,"' he said.

Police were called to the hotel around 8 p.m. on September 13, 2007. Shortly after midnight, detectives visited Simpson at his hotel. He told them he was just trying to recover property that had been stolen from him.

"Why are they not in trouble?" Simpson asked about memorabilia dealers Beardsley and Fromong, according to police reports filed in the case. Both men testified for the prosecution, although Beardsley said Simpson did nothing wrong and was "set up" by the "rat Riccio."

Riccio, who was not charged in the case, testified that he didn't think twice about recording Simpson when asked for help retrieving what Simpson claimed was his property.

All four of the former co-defendants testified for the prosecution. Two of them tied Simpson to guns and threats.

Michael McClinton testified that Simpson instructed him to bring a gun and "look menacing" before they entered the hotel room.

Simpson has told police he had no idea the people with him were armed.

The testimony was laced with innuendo about unsavory activities by several of the witnesses, many with criminal records. Riccio and Beardsley feuded openly, calling each other names and questioning each other's sanity.

Aware that loose cannons on the stand could blow the case into mistrial purgatory, Judge Jackie Glass refused to let David Cook testify. Cook, an attorney for the family of Ronald Goldman, searches for Simpson assets to satisfy the $33.5 million civil judgment against the former NFL star.

Simpson was acquitted of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Goldman in a trial that ended 13 years to the day before the Las Vegas jury began its deliberations.

Regarding Glass' ruling, Cook told CNN: "If you read between the lines, I think she thought my appearance would bring up the Ghost of Christmas Past."

The case featured 19 male witnesses and just three cameo appearances from women. Swagger and testosterone ran rampant with hard stares from the witness stand.


As testimony neared its end, Glass, a former television news reporter, vented her frustration with the quibbling lawyers.

"I'm trying to get this trial back on track," she snapped. "I am surprised you haven't seen my head spin and fire come out of my mouth at this point in this trial
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« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2008, 02:23:38 AM »

I will never forget the way I felt after watching the verdict in OJ's double murder case 13 years ago.  I was shocked beyond belief that he was acquitted, and have considered it one of the most heinous miscarriages of justice that I have witnessed in my lifetime.  I had followed the case very closely and felt sure that he would be convicted of killing his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. 

OJ saw it coming tonight when they found his co conspirator guilty on all counts first, it was well worth staying up and watching.

 
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« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2008, 02:50:09 AM »

Video of OJ Simpson while the verdicts were read against him.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/10/04/oj.simpson.verdict/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

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I stand with the girl, Natalee Holloway.

"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

Beth Holloway, 2015 interview with Greta van Susteren
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I stand with the girl, Natalee Holloway.

"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

Beth Holloway, 2015 interview with Greta van Susteren
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« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2008, 06:44:02 AM »

What a creep. He looks at the jury with a spiteful vengeful stare. Then he grimises when they put the cuffs on him like he is being hurt. Oh please!

In the video I watched the LE guy behind him, he was taking visual signals from the front of the court and wasn't going to let OJ make a step out of line.

OJ should thank the jury for their fair and just decision, instead his sociopath personality won't allow him to feel any guilt.
I hope he rots in hell.

That judge rocked btw!!!
OJ played the last race card with the Nicole trial. That was a great trial in history and we will never make that mistake again!
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