Simpson convicted of robbing memorabilia dealers

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**Simpson convicted of robbing memorabilia dealers

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[size=2] LAS VEGAS (AP) - Thirteen years to the day after being acquitted of killing his wife and her friend in Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The 61-year-old former football star was convicted of all 12 counts late Friday after jurors deliberated for more than 13 hours. He released a heavy sigh as the charges were read and was immediately taken into custody.
Simpson, who went from American sports idol to celebrity-in-exile after his murder acquittal, could spend the rest of his life in prison.

His attorney said he would appeal.

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Just goes to prove… *There are no coincidences!

I wonder if what he was charged with is exactly what the jurors convicted him of?

some of them were interviewed by the press. they said the government’s witnesses were not credible, but the taped phone calls were.

Armed robbery & kidnapping – in Nevada if you prevent someone from leaving that is kidnapping. There are other charges but those are the biggies.

OJ is appealing, first alleging that the prosecution deliberately kept African-Americans off the jury. There were eleven whites & one Hispanic with two black alternates.

Second that before the prosecution got ahold the tapes that swayed the jurors the guy who had them was playing them for the media so there are chain of custody problems – who can say if what was played at trial were the original tapes or altered or whatever?

No doubt his lawyers will seek bail while his appeals progress.

Nevada still has a sense of justice and OJ will get what he deserves. the prosecutors know enough about how to make the record so that the excluded blacks weren’t excluded because of race, but for other reasons.

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