Wednesday, December 3, 2008

O.J. Could Get 18 Years in Prison for Las Vegas Act

Former NFL great O.J. Simpson could be looking at 18 years in a Nevada prison for his reported role in the gunpoint robbery and kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers, according to documents filed yesterday.

A jury back in October convicted Simpson and another man of a dozen charges in the Sept. 13, 2007, encounter with two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas casino hotel room.

Simpson, 61, who claims he went to the room to retrieve personal items, family photos and sports mementos that had been stolen from him years earlier, is currently being held in the Clark County jail in Las Vegas.

Lawyers for the former NFL star and co-defendant Clarence "C.J" Stewart filed briefs asking Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass for minimum prison terms of six years when the pair are sentenced this Friday.

A brief filed by Stewart's lawyer refers to a confidential recommendation by the state Parole and Probation Division that the two men serve sentences totaling 18 years for two counts of kidnapping with a deadly weapon and two counts of armed robbery.

Simpson was acquitted of murder in Los Angeles in the 1994 slaying of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, who were killed in front of Brown's condo.

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