Saturday, October 4, 2008

Scene Three: OJ did it!!! He's convicted this time, faces life in prison

O.J. Simpson was convicted in his armed robbery and kidnapping case late Friday in Las Vegas, 13 years to the day after a Los Angeles jury acquitted him of two murders. The Hall of Fame football star could go to prison for life. Here, an officer places Simpson in handcuffs after the verdict is read.

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.
Many people considered the four-week trial justice delayed. Simpson was cleared in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in one of the most sensational trials of the 20th century, but was later found liable for the deaths in a civil case.

"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."

By Linda Deustch

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