OJ Simpson Gets 15 Years
OJ Simpson faced anywhere from six years to life for his conviction for armed robbery last month. He ended up with 15 years (though other reports are claiming he may serve up to 18, I guess the legal experts are still working out the math), and will not be eligible for parole for at least six, possibly nine. The sentence is seen as some by light, because he will serve time for all the felonies he was convicted of concurrently, instead of consecutively. It's no guarantee that he'll be giving parole.
The sentencing came after an over the top speech in which Simpson said, "I was stupid. I'm sorry. I didn't know I was doing anything illegal. I
thought I was confronting friends. I thought I was retrieving my
things. I didn't mean to hurt anybody and I didn't mean to steal
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.