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Sat, 10.04.2008

O.J. Simpson is Convicted, and Sentenced

OJ Simpson

*On this date in 2008, O.J. Simpson was convicted on all charges in his Las Vegas kidnapping and robbery trial.

He was taken into custody at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.  Simpson, a former football player who was notably cleared of murder in the "Trial of the Century," was convicted along with co-defendant Clarence Stewart on the 13th anniversary of his controversial 1995 acquittal. He was ordered jailed by Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass immediately after the verdict.

On December 5, 2008, Simpson was sentenced to 33 years for the crime but could be eligible for parole after nine years, according to the court.

He was released on October 1, 2017, having served nine years.

Reference:

The Guardian.com

NPR.org

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