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O.J. Co-Defendant Takes Plea; That Makes Three

10/29/2007 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Another O.J. co-defendant has agreed to plea to lesser charges -- in exchange for his testimony against the Juice.

Michael McClinton has become the third person involved in the alleged Vegas hotel room holdup. He told a judge in a Clark County courtroom this morning that he'll accept a deal to plead guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, and testify against Simpson and two other men.

McClinton's lawyer William Terry confirmed that his client can testify that O.J. asked him to bring two guns with him when they went to the hotel room at the Palace Station casino.

Simpson's attorney Yale Galanter said this was not a surprise, adding "What this comes down to is the real bad guys are pointing a finger at O.J., and the prosecution is giving away the courthouse to try to shore up their case."

McClinton could receive up to 11 years in prison.

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31.

Mark    

yahoo!!!! Maybe oj will go where he belongs, IN JAIL!!!

2551 days ago
32.

Lori    

If OJ was only trying to get his own things back what was his then how is there such a strong case against hm?? I think nothing much will come from it at all. NO ONE can retry him for the killings of Nicole and Ron. That will not happen.

2551 days ago
33.

Dottie    

This guy looks like Miss Jay from Top Model.

2551 days ago
34.

www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

Oh goodie....an early Halloween treat.

2551 days ago
35.

DingDong DingDong    

He MAY go to prison IF he dosen't leave the country first.

2551 days ago
36.

Steph    

three's a charm......time to check into the grey bar hotel oj...hahahah...about damn time!!! hope you gets life!!!

2551 days ago
37.

kc    

couldnt happent to a nicer guy..............i wonder if he'll the receiver in prison....i hope so!

2551 days ago
38.

blow me... slowly.    

The people applauding for 'finally justice' are not suggesting OJ be convicted this time simply because he beat the charges last time (hence, double jeopardy). They (and I, for that matter) are cheering because the Juice is SO FRIGGIN' STOOPID, he can't stay out of his own way!!!

Someone said if OJ was 'just going after his own stuff', so he's not guilty of anything.

WRONG! In this country, you do NOT have the right to repossess your OWN property by use of force (and a GUN is not necessarily the only way you can use force!!). You have to file a POLICE report and let them investigate. If it's clear that it is your property, then they will likely seize it FOR YOU. If there's questions over ownership, then you take your POLICE REPORT to COURT and get a judgement. Then, and ONLY THEN, can you begin to try and get your property back (and that even becomes a challenge to obtain anything after you receive a favorable judgement!!).

Then, we have the lowest MORONS possible, claiming that those who are pleading guilty are co-conspirators in setting OJ up. GIVE ME A FRIGGIN' BREAK!!! You're actually telling me that these men are willing to be convicted of FELONYS and do PRISON TIME to setup OJ? HAHAHAHA!!!! That's friggin' hilarious!!! : song : gimme more, gimme more, gimme more!

No, actually they are pleading guilty because they did something SO STOOPID, at the request and coordinated by OJ, that they are more than happy to plead to lesser charges than they could EASILY be convicted on (getting the kidnapping charge dropped is the biggest drop in potential prison time they could hope for). You armchair legal professionals have NO CLUE how easy it is to prove kidnapping!! You think you have to throw someone in a trunk and drive 100 miles...? WRONG again! Just moving someone from one chair or one room to another is QUITE ENOUGH to satisfy the definition of kidnapping! They are guilty as hell, and glad to have that charge dropped in exchange for armed robbery.

Morons, please go back to your Playstation games.

JJ

2551 days ago
39.

Max61    

.....................................OJ supporters.......................For the DA to offer a "deal" to several of the alleged men in this situation is quite normal.............Why?...........Because the state can not and does not want to go thru 6 different trials.............How many convictions are usually reached due to "deals"?...........................Over 90%.........of convictions to a lesser charge, are reached due to deals............The court system does not have the time, or manpower, to go to trial with everything that comes along..............There is a host of rules that the DA has to follow in order to offer a deal...........By the way, did you know that the defense attorney usually wants to deal depending on how strong the evidence is against his client........So, he offers first..............So, this fellow being one of the two men with the firearms in hand...........is really strong evidence against him in particular........His lawyer probably wanted to deal to a lesser charge.................Bottom line..............If the DA deals 5 men to prison and OJ to trial, then the state has only one trial to handle............and 5 men's testimony, good character or bad, will add to the problems of OJ's attorney......................OJ BROUGHT ALL THIS ON HIMSELF............He planned, he directed, and he walked out of that room with the items that did not belong to him.............How did OJ plan to prove which items were his?.................because he said so?..............Again, six footballs laying on the hotel bed, all autographed, which one belonged to OJ?....................See what happens?..........Oh well, just take them all......................OJ broke the law............7-10 laws...........All the OJ supporters keep saying, "get off the first trial"..............No, YOU get off the first trial..........This is the OJ of present, of today...................I think he will do prison time..........and if he does...........DO NOT BLAME ANYONE EXCEPT OJ.....................Did you realize that OJ can "deal" at the last minute.........even if the jury is already "set".............Deal for a lesser charge and forgo the trial altogether..............DEPENDING ON HOW STRONG THE CASE IS AGAINST OJ..........Wouldn't that be something..........Very possible..............OJ would go to prison, but, as the defense attorney will explain to OJ, it will be less time overall, and at your age.............................We will see......

2551 days ago
40.

WHAT?    

This is really sad. You are bothering OJ while he's busy trying to find Nicole and Ron's killer.

I'm sorry, I'm still laughing over OJ's sting oopseration and the supporters' who claim OJ set his self up

2551 days ago
41.

$$$$$$$    

John the the Baptist went to prison too. If OJ goes to prison you hater want change. I get up every morning with a smile on my face and guess what not hating. Your fowns is very ugly because you don't have love not even for your own souls. I know one thing you will be working overtime trying to get to Heaven if you don't stop hating. Let's focus on the wars and not on someone personal life. There babies dying everyday and all you can do is count down the days that OJ goes to prison. Say were you there when the killing took place? Nor OJ was'nt there too. Proof is what set a man free stop crying.

2550 days ago
42.

aussie girl    

KARMA is wonderful.

2548 days ago
43.

Max61    

.........................Today was the preliminary hearing.........anyone else see it on CNN?..........OJ looked sleepy and nodded off once on camera..........seven more witnesses for the prosecution...............no witnesses for the defense..............I guess OJ is not very worried.............he should be...............I think it will go to trial................

2540 days ago
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