O.J. Simpson Sentenced To At Least 15 Years In Prison

Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass has sentenced O.J. Simpson on 10 criminal counts in which he can serve up to 33 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole when he serves at least 9 years.

O.J. Simpson has apologized to the judge at his sentencing hearing and says he didn't mean to steal from anybody when he tried to retrieve memorabilia.

Simpson made his statement before sentencing Friday in his armed robber case in a soft voice that was somewhat hoarse.

He appeared ready to break down in tears as he told Judge Glass that he was "sorry and confused" before going into a rambling and emotional 5-minute declaration.

"I didn't want to steal anything from anyone ... I'm sorry, sorry," he said.

Judge Glass ruled before sentencing that Simpson cannot be freed on bail pending possible appeal.


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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Dec 8, 2008 at 11:38 AM
    O J Simpson has got to be one of the dumbest americans to ever live, after all the other mess he has done to get himself in hot water, you would think he would know it's not worth getting in that kind of trouble with the law.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Dec 7, 2008 at 10:01 PM
    this sentence is 13 years too late. murder used to carry the death penalty..oh that's right, the jury then was ignorant. the jury this time got it right. you do the math.
  • by WITN Moderator Location: WITN on Dec 7, 2008 at 10:01 AM
    Due to reader request we have deleted the comments that do not directly relate to the story.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Dec 6, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    I don't get it. The man commits two crimes that are punishable with life imprisonment. Yet he only gets 15 years, for the second offense only. Now I ask you, if you or I got arrested for drunk driving twice, would they not take in consideration, the FIRST offense, and sentence us to more time in prison?
  • by BIG DOG MALE Location: BR-549 on Dec 6, 2008 at 05:31 AM
    The mysterious workings of divine retribution aside, and whatever we may think of our system of jurisprudence, it may well be said that NO ONE SHOULD REJOICE IN THE MISFORTUNES OF ANOTHER. And I don't. May everyone "get theirs" and may justice continually be served ... but I'm not gonna be gleeful upon another's punishment. Better to humbly pray for him than to haughtily denounce him!
  • by deadfish Location: nc on Dec 6, 2008 at 05:06 AM
    First I am known on these blogs as a huge USC fan. Whether you like it or NOT I am also a huge Orenthal James Simpson fan. Unfortunately he broke the law(s) and got fairly tried and sentenced. It is over and please move on. That is the end of this story, thank you.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 5, 2008 at 06:37 PM
    OK Curtis so you are and OJ fan, big deal. His plea at sentencing was enough to make a grown/woman man sick. We did not intend to hurt or rob anyone, so why the gun?
  • by me Location: nnc on Dec 5, 2008 at 06:03 PM
    Truth Hurts//hahhahhahah
  • by Ron Location: Merritt on Dec 5, 2008 at 05:54 PM
    O. J. should be on death row for killing his ex-wife and Ron Goldman, but I guess this sentence is better than nothing. As Earl Hickey says, "Karma can't be denied".
  • by Justice Served Location: Greenville on Dec 5, 2008 at 05:24 PM
    He finally got a little of what he should have gotten 13 years ago!!
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