O.J. Simpsons sentened to 15 years or more in prison

As the associated press reports below, O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison. Here’s a link to the full story. 


Associated Press

O.J. Simpson appears during his sentencing hearing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, Pool)

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted of the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife and her friend in Los Angeles, was sentenced Friday to at least 15 years in prison in an armed robbery case.

Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass sentenced Simpson after saying he was arrogant and ignorant. She said the evidence against him was overwhelming.

Earlier, 61-year-old Simpson apologized and told the judge he was sorry about trying to retrieve memorabilia that he said belonged to him. He appeared ready to break down in tears during a rambling, 5-minute declaration.

"I didn't want to steal anything from anyone ... I'm sorry, sorry," he said.

Prosecutor David Roger said Simpson was the ring leader in the botched attempt to recover the items from two collectibles peddlers.

Judge Glass also ruled that Simpson cannot be freed on bail pending possible appeal.

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