09:41 PM EDT 03/16/2014
Originally posted 03/12/2014 02:45PM
Tanya Brown remembers that day in June 1994 as if it were yesterday: waking up to her sister Denise's anguished screams, rushing to her and struggling to comprehend when Denise cried, "She's dead! He killed her! Coco's dead!"
Originally posted 05/13/2013 02:00PM
It's not the O.J. Simpson of the football field, TV commercials, "The Trial of the Century," or even his last court date.
Instead, the 65-year-old man who was led shackled into a Las Vegas courtroom appeared older, grayer and heavier after spending 4 ½ years behind bars.
In his first public appearance since 2008, Simpson was in court to ask for a new trial in the case that ended with a nine- to 33-year prison term.
Originally posted 07/05/2011 03:15PM
For the past three years, the public has not been on Casey Anthony's side.
During the 35-day trial, concluding with 10-plus hours of deliberations, rampant speculation mounted that the Florida mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee would indeed be convicted of first-degree murder – and perhaps even to face the death penalty.
But on Tuesday afternoon, the jury delivered a not guilty verdict as millions watched on TV and online.
The surprising decision was reminiscent of another acquittal in a high-profile murder case: that of O.J. Simpson.
Originally posted 12/10/2008 05:45PM
O.J. Simpson has been largely separated from other inmates for his own protection as he sits in a 6-by-9 cell while awaiting transfer to a Nevada prison.
"You don't know who might take a pot shot at Mr. Simpson," said Suzanne Pardee, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections, who stressed the separation is routine procedure for all new inmates.
Simpson, 61, sentenced Friday to at least nine years for armed robbery and kidnapping, is currently at the medium-security High Desert State Prison, 40 minutes north of Las Vegas.
Originally posted 12/05/2008 01:35PM
O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, with consecutive terms that could extend his time behind bars 2½ years or more.
A Las Vegas jury had found the former gridiron star, 61, guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping on Oct. 3 – 13 years to the day after his acquittal in the so-called trial of the century for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in Los Angeles.
The conviction that led to Friday's sentencing resulted from a six-minute incident in 2007 that took place in a down-market Las Vegas hotel room, where Simpson struggled with two sports memorabilia dealers over items that Simpson claimed were his possessions.
Originally posted 10/05/2008 06:00AM
Patrick McDonald, a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney not involved with O.J. Simpson's latest case, spoke to PEOPLE about the ex-gridiron star's legal options following his conviction Friday night.
Can Simpson's attorneys delay his Dec. 5 sentencing?
Yes, his attorneys can ask Judge Jackie Glass for a new trial. But this is extremely difficult to win. They'll have to provide newly uncovered evidence, prove there was serious juror misconduct or offer any other surprise revelations that Simpson did not get a fair trial. If they have a convincing argument, Judge Glass could set new hearings for witnesses to be heard, thus delaying Simpson's [scheduled Dec. 5] sentencing.
Originally posted 10/04/2008 06:35PM
O.J. Simpson, found guilty late Friday night of 12 counts related to a September 2007 armed robbery in a Las Vegas casino-hotel room, is "extremely upset, extremely emotional," his attorney said Saturday. "This was expected."
Speaking at a press conference, Yale Galanter said, "It's not so much that we expected to lose. We knew this was going to be very difficult. We knew the jury was going to be very difficult. We knew juror selection was going to be very difficult."
Though Galanter and Simpson's other attorney, Gabrielle Grasso, "tried to weed out as best as we could the people with very fixed opinions" about Simpson from serving on the jury, Galanter said, "I'm not here to tell you we didn't get a fair shake. All I'm saying is there are some significant issues on appeal. Obviously jury selection is going to be one of them."
Originally posted 10/04/2008 04:30PM
The family of Nicole Brown Simpson, the murdered ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, issued a statement Saturday, a day after the former gridiron star was found guilty of 12 criminal charges related to a Sept. 2007 armed-robbery incident in a Las Vegas casino-hotel room.
"Our family would like to thank everyone across the country for their thoughts and prayers as we work through many mixed emotions," said the Brown family. "Our focus is on the children Sydney and Justin, whom we deeply love and cherish, and ask for the understanding of privacy at this time."
Daughter Sydney, 22, and son Justin, 20, are the children of O.J. and Nicole Simpson, who were married from 1985 to 1992.
In 1995 Simpson, now 61, was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman. Later, a civil jury held him liable for the killings in a wrongful-death lawsuit.
Originally posted 10/04/2008 06:30AM
A jury in Las Vegas late Friday night found O.J. Simpson guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping – 13 years to the day after his acquittal in the so-called trial of the century for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in Los Angeles.
In the latest case, the former football and movie star, 61, and his co-defendant, Clarence Stewart, 54, were convicted on all 12 counts against them. The armed robbery and kidnapping charges carry a mandatory five years behind bars and a potential life sentence.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 5.
Originally posted 02/11/2008 06:25PM
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