- Dec 22, 2011
I was only referring to his murder charge, since that is the main crime that informs people's opinion of OJ. The Nevada jail sentence was a different incident altogether. Did his sentencing for that incident, have anything to do with his acquittal in 96'? Of course it did. That's why he spent almost a decade in jail, for a crime that usually receives a much lesser sentence.
You, literally, have no idea what you are talking about.
OJ didn't commit just one other crime. He committed (and was convicted of) multiple crimes, which ABSOLUTELY carry longer sentences.
Both Clarence Stewart and O. J. Simpson were charged with:
- Count 1: Conspiracy to commit a crime
- Count 2: Conspiracy to commit kidnapping
- Count 3: Conspiracy to commit robbery
- Count 4: Burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon
- Count 5: 1st degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon (for Bruce Fromong)
- Count 6: 1st degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon (for Alfred Beardsley)
- Count 7: Robbery with use of a deadly weapon (for Bruce Fromong)
- Count 8: Robbery with use of a deadly weapon (for Alfred Beardsley)
- Count 9: Assault with a deadly weapon (for Bruce Fromong)
- Count 10: Assault with a deadly weapon (for Alfred Beardsley)
- Count 11: Coercion with a deadly weapon (for Bruce Fromong as an alternative to count 5)
- Count 12: Coercion with a deadly weapon (for Alfred Beardsley as an alternative to count 6)
That is TWELVE counts. Guilty on ALL charges, including ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON (two counts for the two victims, sounds vaguely familiar).
"The judge ordered eight of the ten counts to run concurrently, with a maximum sentence of 33 years (until 2041) with parole possible after nine years in 2017 when Simpson became eligible at age 70."
That means that OJ served on a fraction of his sentence. OJ got out 24 years early BECAUSE HE IS OLD. Not because he was sentenced too harshly.
If you honestly believe that anyone convicted of those 12 crimes gets less than 9 years, you are insane.