OJ Held Without Bail on 6 Felony Charges
Nearly 12 years after his infamous acquittal in the criminal trial in which he was charged with murdering his ex-wife and her beau, OJ Simpson is locked up on multiple felony charges.
View Simpson's in-custody status / charges (.pdf).
This time there was no Brentwood stakeout, no Ford Bronco, and somewhere in heaven Johnnie Cochran isn't the least bit surprised.
Friday he was questioned, earlier today he was booked, and tonight, ordered "held without bail" by a Clark County (Nev.) judge. OJ could spend decades in prison if found guilty of any combination of the 6 felony charges stemming from a reported armed robbery Thursday night at the Palace Station Hotel-Casino, a mile from the Vegas strip. And that would mean no more golf, OJ.
We won't bore you with the details. But the irony is kind of interesting. If found guilty, Simpson's sentence will indirectly result from his liability for the murders as found in the civil suit brought by Ronald Goldman's family. Millions of dollars in debt to the Goldman family, Simpson was reportedly on a mad hunt for memorabilia -- featuring himself as a football superstar -- which he believed to be his.
Fred Goldman is quoted in the AP:
"He's believed for years, decades, that he's entitled to do anything he wants, and the legal system and society has basically agreed with him," Goldman said. "This time, hopefully, he'll get what he deserves. He'll get jail time."
We are relieved that a) this didn't happen in LA; and b) this apparently wasn't a scam to garner press in the days following the official re-launch of If I DId It.
Shady video on this sketchy, sorry, and sad news after the jump.
Photo by John Locher / AP.
Typically Over-Dramatic and Ridiculous in a funny way OJ Package w/ Geraldo, Sunday:
The OJ Simpsons -- "If I Did It: