The Honorable Judge Jackie Glass said it best: “you’ve been locked up in the Clark County Detention Center…because of arrogance or ignorance – or both.”
Buffalo Bills standout running back and Heisman Trophy winner OJ Simpson was sentenced today on charges of kidnapping, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon. Simpson will serve a minimum of 15 years with the possibility of parole after 5 years.
Judge Glass also tacked on an additional 3-6 years, which will be served consecutively to the 15 years. This means that even after he is up for parole after 5 years he still must serve the additional time unless the parole board rules otherwise.
All in all, OJ is looking at a minimum of 8-10 years in the Nevada Department of Corrections. I guess the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze.
During his personal statement, OJ’s voice was quivering and he appeared to have tears in his eyes. Despite how he looked and how many times he said “I’m sorry,” he continued to make excuses for his selfish and violent actions. He continued to perpetuate this ridiculous excuse about how he was trying to get back his own property for the sake of his family.
But instead of going to the police or a lawyer, for some reason, he felt it was necessary to burst into a hotel room waving a gun around to start handing down some vigilante justice. You would think that after all the legal trouble this guy has been in over the past fifteen years he would learn a lesson or two about what’s legal and what’s not.
Fred Goldman and Kim Goldman, the father and sister of Ron Goldman who was murdered along with Nicole Brown-Simpson back in 1994, were in the Nevada courtroom today. Finally, there is some retribution for this family, which was evident by the look of satisfaction on Fred Goldman’s face as Judge Glass handed down the sentence.
This sentencing occurred 13 years too late for the Goldman family.
Better late than never.