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Post by Wrapitup on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:55 am

Don't know but that show is on tonight. I do not think it's a stretch that OJ had help. I think this was pre-meditated and there was another set of bloody foot prints they never id'd. Many said OJ's son was the culprit. I am keeping my thoughts on this open for now.

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Post by NiteSpinR on Sun May 12, 2013 3:25 pm

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O.J. Simpson will head to a Las Vegas courtroom Monday in a bid to have his conviction on armed robbery and kidnapping charges thrown out on the grounds that he did not receive proper legal representation at his 2008 trial.

Simpson, serving 9 to 33 years in prison for his role in a bizarre hotel room robbery in which the former actor and football star argued he was trying to reclaim memorabilia that had been stolen form him, has filed what lawyers call a "Hail Mary motion" seeking freedom. Simpson argues his conviction should be set aside and a new trial ordered because of "ineffective counsel and conflict of interest."

Most defendants lose these writ of habeas corpus motions, but in this case nobody is taking bets on the outcome.

"Nothing is the same when O.J. is involved," said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson, who observed Simpson's Los Angeles trial. "An O.J. case is never like any other case."

Simpson was famously acquitted on murder charges related to the death of his ex-wife and her friend in a 1995 trial that captivated the nation. When he was sentenced in 2008, Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass, referencing the murder trial, said that her penalty was not intended as "retribution or any payback for anything else."

She made no mention of the two Las Vegas police detectives overheard in a taped conversation saying that if California authorities couldn't "get" Simpson, those in Nevada would. The tape was played at the trial.

Simpson has filed 19 claims of ineffective counsel and attorney conflict of interest in the 2008 case. Simpson contends his trial attorney never told him about a plea bargain that had been offered by prosecutors. He also said in a sworn statement that the same attorney knew about the memorabilia sting before it happened, and "he advised me that I was within my legal rights."

Simpson is expected to testify sometime during the week-long hearing.

Now 65 years old, Simpson has already spent the last four years in prison and must serve at least nine years of his maximum 33-year sentence before he is even eligible for parole. He would be 70 by then. If Simpson doesn't win a new trial, he could conceivably spend the rest of his life locked up.

Simpson, according to trial testimony, organized a posse of five friends and acquaintances to accompany him to a hotel where he was told some men were trying to sell his mementos, including family pictures. It was to be a sting of sorts, in which the memorabilia dealers would think an anonymous buyer was coming.

When Simpson walked into the Las Vegas hotel room, he realized he knew the sellers from previous dealings and he accused them of stealing from him. He shouted that no one was to leave the room - an action that would be judged to fit the legal definition of kidnapping. As Simpson's guys began bagging up the memorabilia, one of them pulled a gun, according to trial testimony.

No one was injured, but the sellers called the police - and another Simpson case for another century was launched.

It turned out that Tom Riccio, another memorabilia dealer who played middleman between Simpson and the sellers, had planted a tape recorder in the hotel room and the tape, played for jurors, was powerful evidence.

Simpson's cohorts testified against him, including the man who said he brought a gun. They were an odd assortment of down-on-their luck Vegas characters who received plea deals and were set free on probation.

Simpson's co-defendant at his trial, Clarence "C.J." Stewart, served more than two years in prison before the Nevada Supreme Court overturned his conviction. The justices ruled Simpson's fame tainted the proceedings and that Stewart should have been tried separately. Stewart took a plea deal to avoid a retrial and was released.

Those who try to explain Simpson's fall from grace it come back to one word - hubris, the literary allusion to excessive self-confidence, pride and arrogance. Simpson refused to accept that people didn't idolize him anymore. He boasted about his continuing celebrity status. He was delighted that people still wanted his autograph and wanted to hang out with him at the pool of The Palms hotel in Las Vegas. And that was where the disastrous plan was born.

He had come to Las Vegas that September of 2007 for a happy event. His old friend, Tom Scotto, was getting married and invited Simpson to be his best man. Scotto still sounds anguished when he recalls the weekend.

"If it wasn't for me," Scotto said in an interview, "he wouldn't have been there."

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Post by Wrapitup on Wed May 15, 2013 11:02 am

Published May 15, 2013
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OJ Simpson set to take stand in bid for freedom

Does O.J. Simpson deserve a new trial?
O.J. Simpson is set to testify Wednesday in his bid for a new trial in the case that sent him to prison in 2008.
The former football hero and a new set of lawyers hope to convince a judge during a hearing that began Monday that trial lawyer Yale Galanter had conflicted interests and shouldn't have handled Simpson's armed case.

There is no jury and his fate will be determined by Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell.

When he went to trial in 2008 on charges of armed robbery and kidnapping, Simpson did not testify - a decision that one of his lawyers said was pushed upon him by another attorney he trusted so completely that he took his bad advice.

Simpson is testifying midway through a five-day evidentiary hearing.

Simpson appeared in court Tuesday wearing a blue jail uniform. His hair was short and grayer than it was during a previous court appearance in 2008.

He entered the courtroom in handcuffs, flanked by guards and nodded toward people he recognized in the second row.

Simpson is serving nine to 33 years in a Nevada prison.

Galanter is scheduled to testify Friday. He is declining comment before then.

Simpson says that Galanter knew ahead of time about his plan to retrieve what he thought were personal mementoes from two sports memorabilia dealers at a casino hotel room in September 2007.

Simpson also says his lawyer never told him a plea deal was on the table.

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Post by Wrapitup on Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:13 pm

By SANDRA CHEREB
— Jul. 31 3:55 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.

But the decision doesn't mean Simpson will be leaving prison anytime soon. The former NFL star was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.

The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners released its decision in favor of Simpson's parole request Wednesday. Commissioners noted Simpson's "positive institutional record" and his participation in programs addressing "behavior that led to incarceration."

"We expected it," Patricia Palm, one of Simpson's current lawyers, told The Associated Press shortly after the order was issued. "There is no reason not to grant him parole. I'm glad they did what they should have done."

Palm said Simpson called from prison to let her know of the board's decision.

"He's very happy and grateful," she said.

The parole becomes effective Oct. 2. Then, Simpson will begin serving the minimum term on four concurrent sentences imposed for using a weapon during the 2007 robbery. He will have another parole hearing on those sentences in a year.

After that, he has two more consecutive terms for assault with a deadly weapon, said David Smith, spokesman for the board.

The board noted Simpson had no previous criminal convictions and still has consecutive sentences to serve. Simpson was tried for murder but acquitted in Los Angeles for the 1994 death of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Simpson appeared before a two-member Nevada parole panel last Thursday to plead for leniency. He expressed regret for his actions and said he's tried to be a model inmate while behind bars.

Lovelock Correctional Center officials say he's had no disciplinary actions against him.

Simpson was convicted in December 2008 on charges including kidnapping, robbery, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to nine to 33 years for the 2007 stick up of two memorabilia dealers, Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong.

Simpson still faces time for four weapon enhancement sentences, following by consecutive terms for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

During last week's parole hearing, a graying Simpson told Parole Commissioner Susan Jackson and hearing officer Robin Bates, a retired Nevada prison warden, that he was sorry for his actions.

"I just wish I never went to that room," the 66-year-old Simpson said. He added he has made amends with Beardsley and Fromong.

While in prison, Simpson has earned pennies an hour working in the prison gym, keeping equipment sanitized, and umpiring and coaching games in the prison yard.

He said he made a promise to the warden when he arrived at Lovelock, 90 miles east of Reno, that he would be the "best person" they ever had at the facility. He added, "I think for the most part I've kept my word on that."

Simpson also said he's acted as jailhouse counselor of sorts to other inmates, some of whom are serving time for similar crimes.

But he said his deed was different.

"They were trying to steal other people's property," Simpson said of other prisoners. "They were trying to steal other people's money.

"My crime was trying to retrieve for my family my own property."

While Simpson remains behind bars, his best chance at freedom lies with Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell, who is considering whether he deserves a new trial.

During a May hearing, Palm and Ozzie Fumo, Simpson's current lawyers, argued that his trial attorney, Yale Galanter, botched Simpson's defense and had a conflict of interest in the case.

Bell has yet to issue a decision. If she rules in Simpson's favor, prosecutors will have to decide wither to retry him, offer a plea deal, or set him free with credit for time served.

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Post by NiteSpinR on Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:09 pm

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The former football star and media celebrity -- who some know best for his having stood trial in the killing of his ex-wife -- on Tuesday lost his latest legal fight, as a Nevada judge upheld his conviction on kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges.

Simpson's legal team's bid, which followed an unsuccessful "direct appeal," asked for a new trial on 22 specific grounds related to his trial and appeal. But they didn't sway Clark County Judge Linda Marie Bell, who sided against Simpson point-by-point-by-point.

"Given the overwhelming amount of evidence," Bell wrote, "neither the errors in this case, nor the errors collectively, cause this court to question the validity of Mr. Simpson's conviction."

His current legal team expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling.

"We're shocked and disappointed," said Patricia Palm, one of his attorneys. "We're convinced the law provides relief for Mr. Simpson."

The Heisman Trophy winner, as college football best player, and Pro Football Hall of Fame member had starred as a TV commentator, in commercials and in movies after his retirement from the sport.

Yet he found himself accused of murder in 1994, following the killing of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. After a lengthy, high-profile trial, a jury acquitted him in that case. But Simpson's life hardly returned to normal.

He lost a civil trial brought against him in the deaths, and was ordered to pay millions in punitive damages -- including $33 million to Goldman's estate, according to Tuesday's ruling. Years of legal fights ensued; by 2007, the Goldman and Brown families had yet to collect any money from Simpson, according to their lawyers.

That September, Simpson and several others went into a Las Vegas hotel room to get sports memorabilia Simpson said belonged to him. The six men confronted the dealers Bruce Fromong and Al Beardsley, brandishing weapons, but not firing them.

Simpson, 66, insisted he was going after what was rightfully his, saying he regrets only bringing along men "who I didn't know and one I didn't trust."

The jury didn't trust his side's arguments, finding Simpson guilty on 12 counts, including kidnapping and armed robbery. He was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison.

A parole board partly reduced his sentence early this year, though he still has at least four more years to serve.

This latest appeal attempted to throw out the conviction for several reasons, most of them related to his defense team.

Simpson claimed his one-time lawyer, Yale Galanter, had a conflict of interest in the case, his lawyers improperly advised him not to testify, didn't tell him of prosecutors' plea offer and didn't present "voluntary intoxication" as a defense.

One of the grounds was particularly sweeping, with Simpson asserting that his attorneys didn't properly address "judicial misconduct, prosecutorial misconduct and the admission of prejudicial evidence," before citing several specific instances.
But as with each of the other claims, Bell didn't accept his arguments.

"Mr. Simpson has failed to provide any evidence supporting his claim for ineffective assistance of trial counsel," she wrote about this matter, specifically. "Consequently this claim is denied."

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Post by Nama on Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:18 pm

I hope he spends the rest of his pathetic life in prison.
I would sure like to know if he's the father of Khloe Kardashian.

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Post by NiteSpinR on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:24 am

Looks like OJ was hanging out with Kris for a few years!



"Rumors about an alleged affair between O.J. Simpson and Kris Jenner back when Jenner was married to Simpson’s attorney Rob Kardashian."








Khloe and Sydney




Kris claims she was good friends with Nicole Brown Simpson. In 2011 she wrote a book stating she thought OJ killed Nichole, because of things she had told her were happening.

The entire Kardashian family are media mongers. If the truth came out that she had OJ's love child, it would dim the spotlight on her family and slam on the brakes of the money train. Can't see that happening.

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Post by Nama on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:29 am

Kourtney and Kim look alike.....Khloe looks like OJ. Just sayin...............

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Post by Wrapitup on Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:16 pm

agreed 
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