OJ Simpson, who was tried and found not criminally, but civilly guilty in the stabbing of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, was finally found guilty. The trail captivated the country and the world. I remember as a fifth grader the day of the verdict, it felt like the trail had been going on for five years when it reality it had only been going on for one. On the way into school that morning as everyone was streaming into class, all everyone could talk about, we ten year olds, was that that day was going to be the day the trail ended. On the way home all anyone could talk about on the bus was that he was found not gulity.
No, Simpson was not found gulity for the murders, that would be double jeopardy. Nor for assault and battery of tabloid photographers. But for last years little kidnapping and armed robbery effort to get some sports memorabilia back.
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.