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OJ Verdict - 13 Years to the Day

  1. Oct 4, 2008 #1
    AOL reported that OJ Simpson was found guilty on 12 counts...13 Years to the Day of his other famous verdict...any thoughts on the irony?

    I'm not attempting to judge (or comment) on his guilt/innocence.

    It merely occurred to me that if he WAS found guilty the first time...he MIGHT have been released right about NOW?

    Does anyone know if/when he would have gotten out?
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  4. Oct 4, 2008 #3
    This story really is way too one-sided. I think I recall the guy he 'stormed into' stole a bunch of stuff that was his and was selling it off. So he went in there to get his stuff back.
  5. Oct 4, 2008 #4

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    He took the law into his own hands. He is nothing but a two-bit thug.

    I agreed with the verdict in the murder trial because of the actions of the police. The rule of law was the greater imperative. But justice finally found its target. Good riddance.
  6. Oct 4, 2008 #5
    Racist cops YET AGAIN!!!!

  7. Oct 4, 2008 #6
    Again, the thread is about the irony of the situation and the timing of the event.

    Does anyone know when OJ COULD have been eligible for release IF he had been found guilty the first time?

    If he'd been locked up...these events wouldn't have been possible...and he'd be free (maybe) now...instead...he might spend the rest of his life in prison for a lesser charge.
  8. Oct 5, 2008 #7
    It seems that the correlation between the facts about the crime and the sentence is not very good in the US.
  9. Oct 5, 2008 #8
    No argument...I just wanted to discuss the irony.
  10. Oct 5, 2008 #9
    I think O.J. would have been convicted to life in jail without parole if found guilty in his murder trial.
  11. Oct 5, 2008 #10
    That's what I'd like to determine...as you said (more or less)...our system has inconsistencies.

    While it was a double homicide, it would also have been a first offense and a clear crime of passion...AND there was clearly public support of him.

    I don't think the judge would have given the maximum penalty...if he had a choice.

    Hopefully someone knowledgeable about California criminal law will respond.
  12. Oct 5, 2008 #11
    I don't see why if it was first degree he wouldnt be two consecutive life sentences without parole.
    If voluntary manslaughter, then I think max is 10 years US. Not sure if less in cali.
  13. Oct 6, 2008 #12
    Again, I don't know?
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    He was found guilty so there is no innocence to comment on, and I hope they lock him up and throw away the key. It was a little difficult for him to deny the video and audio evidence from surveillance cameras. He could hardly accuse them of racism.

    He was also found culpable of murder in the civil courts for his earlier crime and if the criminal court jury had done their job properly and convicted him as they should have done I doubt he would ever have seen the light of day again.

    IMO it's good riddance to bad rubbish.
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    It seems to me that Justice has stumbled across the right result at last but, likely for a lot of wrong reasons, and certainly without any particular glory.

    Apparently the narcissist Simpson just couldn't manage to not screw up again and fouled another one off. But this time society's catchers mitt finally caught one of his foul ball, after letting another slip away so ingloriously.
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    Wow! Eligible for parole in 9 years. He'll be 70.

    Any bets he gets out his first try?
  18. Dec 5, 2008 #17
    Yeah, I'll push that one. $20 says he doesn't. If he is denied, I'll send you a PM in 2017 to collect.

    *spits on hand*

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