Today, a Las Vegas judge sentenced the “Juice” O.J. Simpson to 15 years in prison for being the leader of an armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino involving sports memorabilia and personal family items.
Simpson could become eligible for parole in nine years. He was led from the courtroom in shackles.
Judge Jackie Glass told Simpson he was arrogant and ignorant. She stressed that his sentencing was not payback for his acquittal 13 years ago in the murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ron Goldman.
Simpson, looking emotional and with a shaking voice, stood up to apologized in court to the people of Nevada. He insisted he was just trying to recover property that was stolen from him, adding that some of the items he tried to recover were a wedding ring for his daughter and family photos for his son. “I just wanted my personal things” “I was stupid”. “I am sorry”
The Brown family expressed sadness over how Simpson’s imprisonment will leave his children Justin and Sydney Simpson of yet another parent absent in their lives.
Fred Goldman, the father of Ron Goldman, told reporters after the hearing; “This monster is where he belongs—behind bars”.
Information via CNN live