O.J. guilty

Former US sports star and sometime actor, O. J. Simpson has been found guilty of robbery and kidnapping, 13 years to the day after he was acquitted of brutally murdering his ex-wife and her friend.

The 61-year-old was accused of storming into a hotel room with a gang of gun-toting cohorts and seizing sports memorabilia worth thousands of dollars from two dealers in September of last year.

Simpson said he had only been recovering personal items stolen from his trophy room, and claimed to be unaware that his accomplices were armed.

The former NFL player has appeared in a number of film and TV titles including Dragnet, Ironside, Medical Center, Roots, In the Heat of the Night and Here’s Lucy.

The guilty verdict follows a famous acquittal of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994, which led to a widely-reported trial and a now infamous car chase by police.

He will be sentenced in December, with an expected minimum term of 30 years.

Source: The Age


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