Was OJ Convicted For Prior Crimes?
Would OJ Simpson have received 9 years, and possibly more, for armed robbery in a hotel room had he not been accused of, and cleared in, the deaths of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman?
Do we really believe that he stupid attempt to retrive his memorabilia in a bungled robbery is worth 9 years to life?
The judge said several times that her sentence in the Las Vegas case had nothing to do with Simpson’s 1995 acquittal in the slaying of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
“I’m not here to try and cause any retribution or any payback for anything else,” Glass said.
But Goldman’s father, Fred Goldman, and sister, Kim, said they were delighted with the sentence.
“We are thrilled, and it’s a bittersweet moment,” Fred Goldman said. “It was satisfying seeing him in shackles like he belongs.”
I’m not suggeseting OJ Simpson is a great guy; He may be a terrible guy. He might be a despicable human being, for all I know. But this sounds more like payback, not the American justice ideal of each case standing on its own merits.
Simpson’s lawyer suggested again that his client was a victim of payback for his acquittal in Los Angeles.
“It really made us all aware that despite our best efforts, it’s very difficult to separate the California case from the Nevada case,” attorney Yale Galanter said.
Some people who followed the case said justice had finally caught up with Simpson.
“You do things and you’ve got to expect karma to come around,” said Greg Wheatley, 32, of Los Angeles.Click here for reuse options!
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