Tuesday, September 18, 2007

O.J.Simpson booked in Las Vegas robbery

O.J. Simpson's arrest may be the start of a new legal odyssey for the fallen American football star, one that could reopen the possibility of prison time more than a decade after his acquittal on murder charges.

The police arrested Simpson on Sunday, saying he was part of an armed group that burst into a Las Vegas hotel room and snatched memorabilia that documented his storied career.

Simpson said it was merely a confrontation with no guns. He said autographed sports collectibles, his Hall of Fame certificate, a photograph with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and video from his first wedding were all his, and that they were stolen from him and were about to be fenced by unethical collectors. the police said they were not sure who owned the memorabilia. But they say the manner in which the goods were taken was under investigation.

"Whether or not the property belonged to Simpson or not is still in debate," Lt Clint Nichols said on Sunday.

"Having said that, the manner in which this property was taken, we have a responsibility to look into that, regardless of who the property belonged to."

After being whisked away in handcuffs, Simpson was booked at the county jail on Sunday night on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary with a firearm, the police said.

The district attorney said he expected Simpson to ultimately be charged with seven felonies and one gross misdemeanour. If convicted of the charges, Simpson would face up to 30 years in State prison on each robbery count alone.

A judge ordered Simpson be held without bail, Sgt John Loretto said. A court date was set for Thursday.

Simpson's attorney Yale Galanter said on late Sunday that he would fight the charges vigorously.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mind you I said it here first. This is an entire BS publicity stunt to promote his book - which by the way - when is it coming out?

Anonymous said...

Depends..when does the sociopath get his medication?

Anonymous said...

KID-NAPPING? ANTI SIMPSON WHITE FOLKS HAVE LOST THEIR MINDS!
1) SOCKS DON'T BLEED OUTSIDE IN.
2) NICOLE'S DAUGHTER SYDNEY SAYS IT WASN'T HER FATHER'S VOICE SHE HEARD.
3) WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH THE RECORDING? WAS IT MEANT TO BE SOLD TO THE TABLOIDS?
4) RICCO A 4 TIME CONVICTED CRIMINAL SET UP THE OPERATION AND NOW THEY WANT TO BLAME SIMPSON?
5) CAN ANY BODY SAY SET UP!!!!
SIMPSON HATERS NEED TO LET IT GO. NICOLE AS FAR AS I CAN SEE STARTED OUT AS A HOME WRECKER, MOVED ON TO SLEEPING AROUND WITH MANY NFL PLAYERS EVEN AFTER HER MARRIAGE TO OJ AND THEN DEVELOPED A DRUG HABIT WITH HER GIRL FAYE RESNICK WHO WENT ON TO DO PLAYBOY. NICOLE GOT A MEXICAN NEXT TIE PROBABLY BECASUE SHE OWED MONEY. HOWEVER, NO ONE WANTS TO DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT MARK FURMAN PLANTED THE GLOVE. COULD IT BE THAT HE KILLED NICOLE? WAS HE A JEALOUS PURSUER? WHO KNOWS, BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE, OJ WAS DECLARED INNOCENT OF ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES. I WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN THE REAL MURDER IS FOUND? WILL SOCIETY APOLOGIZE? WILL THE GOLDMANS? IT SEEMS AS IF THE BROWN HAVE ALREADY BEGAN TO LOOK ELSEWHERE, PERHAPS ITS BECASUE OF THE CHILDREN WHO IN SYDNEY'S CASE CONTINUES TO THIS DAY TO SAY THAT IT WAS NOT HER DAD'S VOICE. DOES ANY ONE THINK FOR ONE MINUTE THAT SHE WOULD NOT COME OUT WITH A BOOK THAT WOULD SECURE HER FUTURE IF SHE REALLY THOUGHT HER FATHER WAS GUILTY! NOT GUILTY! NOT GUILTY! NOT GUILTY!

Anonymous said...

WHITE FOLKS, WHITE FOLKS WE ARE WATCHING WHAT YOU DO WITH OJ, MIKE VICK, THE JENA SIX. HOW MUCH MORE INJUSTICE DO YOU THINK THE PEOPLE OF COLOR WILL TAKE?

SURE OJ WAS WRONG TO INVADE THE HOTEL ROOM, BUT KID-NAPPING?

SURE MIKE VICK SHOULD NOT HAVE FOUGHT AND KILLED PIT BULLS, BUT TO DISTROY A MAN'S CAREER OVER DOGS IS A BIT MUCH!

ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR A SCHOOL YARD BRAWL? WHAT HAPPEN TO EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL OF THE CHILDREN OF JENA, LA.?

BLACK AMERICANS, HISPANIC AMERICANS, ORIENTAL AMERICANS, NATIVE AMERICANS....AMERICA IS WATCHING! TO SEE WHAT WHITE AMERICA WILL DO!

Anonymous said...

SIMPSON THIS, SIMPSON THAT OBIVIOUSLY ANY BODY ELSE WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN THIS MUCH PUBLICY OR THESE MANY CHARGES BEFORE ALL THE FACTS WHERE IN. JUSTICE WHITE BOY STYLE!

Anonymous said...

This goes right along with what I've personally always believed and stated regularly. "What goes around, comes around!!!" He ruthlessly and shamelessly took the lives of two human beings, and really thought he had gotten away with it. (LOL) But now he WILL be giving up his own life as well! (presuming the State of Nevada does their job better than California did) Let this be a lesson to all of you rediculously over-paid athletes. You're not out there curing cancer or AIDS my friends! THESE are the people who deserve to "Get Paid!" On the contrary, you are merely over compensated Entertainers who all too often develop 'above the law attitudes and misplaced superiority complexes'! To all of you, I have but one thing to say about that.
You better check yourself, before you wreck yourself!!!

Sincerely,
Roger Houston


P.S.
Hey O.J........Does the glove fit NOW?........ROFLMMFAO

Houston out!

Anonymous said...

How many black athletes have to fall from grace? And you are blaming white people? White people didn't make Michael Vick become a dog fighter. OJ used drugs with Nicole. Hardly an innocent man.