O.J. Simpson was found guilty on all 12 counts stemming from a confrontation in a hotel room last year, including armed robbery and kidnapping.
The guilty verdict came 13 years to the day after he was acquitted in the grisly murders of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
This fall's four-week trial kidnapping and robbery trial was seen by some observers as a proxy for those unsatisfied by the absurd 1995 outcome.
O.J. Simpson faces 15 years to life for the kidnapping charge as well as a minimum of at least another 10 years in prison on the other charges.
The football Hall of Fame member showed little emotion as the verdicts were read and the judge denied bail. He will be sentenced December 5.
“He’s extremely upset, extremely emotional,” said his lawyer, Yale Galanter, adding that he would appeal. “We knew it was going to be difficult, we knew the jury was going to be difficult, we knew the jurisdiction would be difficult.”
No tears were shed over here at The Hollywood Gossip office park.
The latest O.J. Simpson case, for those unfamiliar, was bizarre.The charges arose after he and five cohorts raided a Palace Station Hotel-Casino room and departed with hundreds of memorabilia items related to the sports careers of O.J. Simpson and three other athletes.
The items were in the possession of two memorabilia dealers, Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley, who were led to believe that a prospective buyer was coming to browse the goods as part of the Juice's sting operation.
Instead, O.J. Simpson and his group burst in the room. According to several witnesses, at least one gun was brandished. Several of the thugs involved took plea deals and testified that OJ told them to "get some heat."
The presence of a weapon adds years to the minimum sentences for nine of the 12 charges, which also included conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping, burglary, robbery, assault and coercion. Enjoy it in there, Juice!
Hope they have conjugal visits in there, Christie Prody.