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O.J. Gets

9 Years!

12/5/2008 3:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

O.J. Simpson was sentenced to nine years in prison, a judge ordered today.

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O.J. pleaded his case to the judge before she sentenced him, but to no avail.

Simpson was convicted on October 3 of 12 criminal counts, including kidnapping, armed robbery and burglary after he and a few pals broke into a Nevada hotel room in an attempt to recover allegedly stolen sports memorabilia. Two of the counts were dismissed at the beginning of today's hearing.

Simpson's cohort, CJ Stewart, was also sentenced to 16 years. He is eligible for parole after six.

David Cook, a lawyer for the Goldman family, tells TMZ, "Fred Goldman is certainly going to wish Mr. Simpson a pleasant journey."

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121.

Trac Ing    

FACTS as reported by the media prior to sentencing, further showing it is not 33 years as stated by someone above...

Their convictions carry mandatory prison time, but judges in Nevada have broad discretion in determining whether to run sentences consecutively or at the same time.

Glass could put the 61-year-old Simpson and Stewart in prison for the rest of their lives. She also could follow a recommendation from the state parole agency calling for at least 18 years.

Or she could accept defense arguments that neither man has a criminal record and each should receive the minimum six years.

What she DID do was a mix of the most recommended and the least recommended, BOTH of which were LESS than the maximum allowed under the law.

She did NOT go for the max allowed under law, she did NOT go for the max recommended by the prosecution which was also less than allowed by law, she went for 16.5 years which was LESS than called for by the prosecution and less than allowed for under the law, and she ALLOWED for parole at 6.5 to meet the defense request for a 6 year sentence.

SHE RULED CORRECTLY AND MORE THAN FAIRLY FOR THIS ANIMAL THAT HAS BEEN ON THE LOOSED AND OUT OF HIS CAGE FOR WAY TOO LONG, PERHOAS WHEN HE DOES GET OUT, AS AN AGED OLD DECREPIT OLD MAN, WITH SHAKEY LIMBS AND A BAD MEMORY AND MAYBE ALZHEIMERS, MAYBE THEN, HE WIL NO LONGER BE A THREAT TO SOCIETY, TODAY, HE IS. AND NEEDS TO BE CAGED LIKE THE ANIMAL WE HAVE ALL SEEN AND HEARD THAT HE BECOMES WHEN LEFT TO HIS OWN DEVICES AND WHEN THE SPOTLIGHT IS SUBDUED.

2044 days ago
122.

Where are the violins??    

RE: Fred Goldman comments

Although, I can't imagine losing someone to a horrific murder - The facts are Fred never did anything for his son. If you study the case on it's deepest levels, you'd know that he was never there for his son and never did anything for his son. The reason you see Fred all over talk shows is because of one word..... GUILT. Ron's Mother has chosen to take the high road and grieve in peace.

I do feel for Fred and his daughter however - they are pathetic in continuing to appear on all of these talk shows discussing the same thing over and over and over............IE Dr Phil, Larry King??? Spare me. When all said and done $33.5 million is NOT going to bring Ron back.

Thousands of people lose loved ones to horrific crimes every year - and they DO NOT appear on TV for their 15 mins.

2044 days ago
123.

hottie    

Boo Hoo OJ...cry like the little girl scout you are. Why didn't you cry like that for the 2 innocent people you murdered??? Burn in hell. And you sucked at acting.

2044 days ago
124.

nika    

HOORAY! now all of the white people can sleep peacefully tonight. sleep tight

2044 days ago
125.

TxHotGirl_HTown    

That ridiculous the judge stated the sentence had nothing to do with the previous case... complete B.S. These are the same criminal type people we have in office that got your Joke of a President Bush in office. I hate (yes HATE) each and every one of you that wants to run and have eveything. This is what also makes me HATE bein considered an AMERICAN. Sh!t like this is why our economy is being sentenced straight to hell. This is not intended against all WHITES but you know who you are. You will se to it that this country is destroyed!!!

2044 days ago
126.

Dalilah    

What is it about The Goldman's that is really annoying?????

2044 days ago
127.

OBAMABIDEN 08!!    

To all you OJ haters..go somewhere and shut the f_ck up!!! The Goldmans was all good with OJ when he was making their trailer park trash-ass daughter rich. Then when the drugged-out bimbo gets murdered by her drug dealer, they blame it on him.
Mr. Goldman should have been home doing God-knows what. This had absolutely nothing to do with him or his whore-ass daughter. Truthfully, OJ should have stayed with his own kind. He could have found him another educated black woman to be with but what does he do? Go for the lilly-white trash barbie, and now look at his dumb ass. OJ, Kobe and Michael Jackson and all the rest of these snow-bunnie cravers make me sick to my damn stomach so that's what u get!!!! And to all the these bloggers that hatin on OJ, go suck a fat one!!!

2044 days ago
128.

Lilarose    

About the Goldmans.....if OJ had mentioned YOU during the melee at the hotel, wouldn't you want to be at the trial and/or sentencing?????

He referred to the Goldmans as the "Golddiggers" while he was commiting the Las Vegas crime.....

2044 days ago
129.

BronzedBum    

What a bunch of babbling BS. I almost couldnt listen to all of it. 15 years was not enough.

2044 days ago
130.

Dr. Patrick    

A lot of You are Gloating that OJ has been imprisoned. A lot of you are calling him a Murderer. How do you know that he is a murderer?. Were you an eye witness to the Murders? Was He Convicted of any Murders? You Have carelesslessly invoked Karma and I doubt that 99%of you understand what Karma is.

OJ Simpson, While his actions could have been misguided, there certainly wasnt any Criminal Intent and Gloating over a man being put in Prison even if you feel that he committed Murder, Although you were not on the Jury, You Are not A judge and Most Certainly were not an eye witness is Beyond reprehensible and betrays a deep seated hatred and anger that will certainly destroy you.
I dont Know OJ NOR do I know any of the Victims, Justice has spoken and so be it until his appeals go through the Courts. Be Careful what you wish others because THOUGHTS HAVE WINGS.......Dr. Patrick

2044 days ago
131.

HOLY CROCODILE    

So this is justice. Not one of you on here would stand for someone taking your personal stuff and you not try to get irt back. I don't think he should have to serve one day for this. Piss on the Goldmans. They just want the publicity. Can't wait for their book to come out so I can say I didn't read it. Justice was not served. he was convicted of this for something he was found not guilty of. Sorry Oj wish i could help because I would.

2044 days ago
132.

Where are the violins??    

I agree #123. 14 years later and they still appear on crappy talk shows. Do they not have jobs? 33.5 million or 33 billion - is not going to bring Ron back. More surprising is the networks agreement to have them on to spill the same sh*t. Have they been on Oprah yet?

2044 days ago
133.

google    

Thomas Riccio encouraged the defendants, Fromong and Beardsley, into setting up shop in the Palace Station hotel's room 1203, which Riccio had bugged. It was Riccio who told Simpson about the men having his stuff and where they were going to be. He sold the resulting audio tapes, on which Simpson can be heard, for thousands of dollars to a celebrity website. Sounds like a setup to me.

That's justice??? of course it isn't. but it doesnt matter, because its that monster O.J. who deserves whatever he gets in prison and beyond.

2044 days ago
134.

HOLY CROCODILE    

Dr.Patrick- Good job. Couldn't have said it better myself. I tried but I butchered mine.

2044 days ago
135.

zoemayne    

YTF WERE THE GOLDMANS THERE!!! WHY DID THE GOLDMANS GET AN INTERVIEW WHAT ABOUT THE ROBERY "VICTIMS" bs. Why couldnt the judge just give a solid number like 15 years instead of spliting up each count into different types of sentences(years/months/concure nt wtf?).

IDE like to mention this. CHANCES ARE that this whole trial will get thrown out. Why you ask? B/C one of the jurors said that he though O.J. should of been found guilty of the double murders..... So the case will easily get thrown out b/c of that. Today was just a waste ot tax payers money. The whole trial as a matter of fact.

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