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2009-06-12 15:50:00

The question of whether a California sports agent really has the suit O.J. Simpson wore at his 1995 acquittal is set to be answered in a Los Angeles courtroom. Mike Gilbert of Fresno, an estranged friend of Simpson and author of How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder, has long claimed the former football star, who is currently serving a nine- to 33-year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping, gave him the suit he was wearing when the jury declared him not guilty of the murders of his...

2008-12-06 13:55:56

A prosecutor says O.J. Simpson could have received a shorter prison term had he not rejected plea bargains before his armed robbery and kidnapping conviction. Simpson, 61, will be in jail for at least nine years if he is released on parole and for a maximum of 33 years if he serves his full term. The former NFL star received his prison term Friday from Clark County (Nev.) District Judge Jackie Glass following 3 1/2-week trial for charges that included conspiracy, coercion and assault with a...

2008-10-06 09:00:03

By Steve Friess By the time O.J. Simpson stood up in court to hear the spray of guilty verdicts on robbery and kidnapping charges that may send him to prison for the rest of his life, he was already so far removed from the heights of his fame and popularity that an entire generation of young Americans was barely aware that he had ever been a football star. One measure of his downfall: Few cared. Gone were the adoring fans who lined the streets of Los Angeles more than 14 years ago as...

2008-10-06 06:00:14

By William M. Welch LAS VEGAS -- The jurors who convicted O.J. Simpson of armed robbery and kidnapping in a casino hotel had strong opinions about Simpson's acquittal in his 1995 murder trial, according to juror questionnaires. But they swore to judge him on the facts in Sin City and disregard their opinions about Simpson's culpability in the murder of his ex-wife. "I think he did it," juror Sherian Sue Eckart, 55, said in response to a questionnaire item on the murder of Simpson's...

2008-10-05 09:00:02

By LINDA DEUTSCH By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LAS VEGAS In a city where luck means everything, O.J. Simpson's unlucky number in a case full of bizarre twists was 13. He was convicted of an armed robbery that happened on Sept. 13, 2007, and was found guilty on the 13th anniversary of his Los Angeles murder acquittal. The Las Vegas jury deliberated for 13 hours after a 13-day trial. Simpson, the 61-year-old Hall of Fame football star, was convicted of kidnapping, armed...

2008-10-04 18:00:03

By WESLEY JOHNSON OJ Simpson faces spending the rest of his life behind bars today after being found guilty of kidnapping and armed robbery. An all-white jury of nine women and three men in Las Vegas unanimously found him guilty of all 12 charges after more than 13 continuous hours of deliberations, which started 13 years to the day after he was cleared of a double murder in America's "trial of the century". The former American football star kidnapped two sports memorabilia dealers in...

2008-10-04 12:15:00

By Steve Friess New York Times News Service LAS VEGAS -- A jury here Friday night found O.J. Simpson guilty of robbery and kidnapping, a verdict that came 13 year to the day after Simpson was acquitted in the highly publicized murders of his ex-wife and her friend. Simpson was facing 12 charges stemming from a September 2007 confrontation in a casino hotel room in which he and five cohorts departed with hundreds of items of sports memorabilia. The items were in the possession of two...

2008-10-04 09:00:02

O.J. Simpson remained in custody in Las Vegas Saturday after being found guilty on all 12 counts in his armed robbery and kidnapping trial. Attorneys for the former NFL great say they will appeal the verdict, in which Simpson, 61, is facing a possible life sentence stemming from a Las Vegas hotel room confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers last year. Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass set sentencing for Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart for Dec. 5. The...

2008-10-03 09:30:00

The armed robbery and kidnapping case of former football star O.J. Simpson is in the hands of a Las Vegas jury. Both sides presented closing arguments before court adjourned Thursday. Prosecutors said Simpson led a group of men who used threats, guns and force to take sports memorabilia from two men, while defense attorneys said their client was a victim of his own notoriety and targeted by police, CNN reported Friday. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart are accused of stealing...

2008-10-03 06:00:02

By William M. Welch LAS VEGAS -- A prosecutor showed jurors the mug shot of O.J. Simpson with the word "guilty" stamped across it in red ink Thursday as he said in closing arguments that the former actor and football player instigated the armed robbery and kidnappings of two sports dealers a year ago. "He is the person who put these crimes together," District Attorney David Roger said of Simpson. "He is the one who recruited these individuals to help him commit the crimes," Roger said....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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