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Today Is D-Day For The Juice

Posted by Mike on December 5, 2008

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Today, at noon time, O.J. Simpson will be sentenced for the robbery that he helped commit at a hotel room in Las Vegas. The Juice wanted to get back some of his old sports memorabilia, which he claims was stolen from him. And now today, Simpson will receive a mandatory sentence of at least 16 years for the crimes he helped to commit. Which in some people’s eyes is retribution from his murder trial that was over 10 years ago. From the looks of things, Simpson will spend the rest of his natural-born life in a jail cell. More from the Chicago Tribune:

Simpson, 61, faces a possible sentence of life in prison after his conviction Oct. 3 of kidnapping and armed robbery, among other charges. The Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Fame running back is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

According to court papers filed this week, state parole authorities recommended that Judge Jackie Glass, who once chastised Simpson as “arrogant or ignorant or both,” sentence him to at least 18 years in prison. Thomas Pitaro, a defense attorney who teaches at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas law school said judges here tend to closely follow such advice.

Defense attorneys argued that although Simpson showed poor judgment on Sept. 13, 2007—when he and five cohorts carried out $100,000 in footballs, baseballs and lithographs—he was merely trying to recover stolen belongings.

Still, defense attorneys said, Simpson’s actions were not those “of a hardened criminal mind.” They asked Glass for the minimum sentence of 6 years.

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