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September 13, 2007, O.J. Simpson Commits Robbery - Today In Crime History

On this day, September 13, in 2007,  a group of men led by O.J. Simpson entered a room in the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas and left with various sports memorabilia and a phone. According to Bruce Fromong, a self-described former sports memorabilia dealer, the group of men broke into his room and stole Simpson memorabilia at gunpoint.  This crime led to a high profile trial centered on O.J. Simpson.

Simpson admitted to taking the items, which he said had been stolen from him, but denied breaking into the hotel room; he also denied that he or anyone else carried a gun. He was released after questioning. Two days later, however, Simpson was arrested.  Along with three other men, Simpson was charged with multiple felony counts, including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery, and using a deadly weapon.

By the end of October 2007, all three of Simpson's co-defendants had plea bargained with the prosecution, accepting plea agreements in exchange for reduced charges and testimony against Simpson.  Simpson's preliminary hearing, to decide whether he would be tried for the charges, occurred on November 8, 2007.  He was held over for trial on twelve felony counts.  

Simpson was found guilty of all charges on October 3, 2008.  Simpson faced a possible life sentence on the kidnaping charge, and mandatory imprisonment for armed robbery.  On December 5, 2008, Simpson was sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison with the possibility of parole in about 9 years.  In October 2010, the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed his convictions and upheld his sentence.  Simpson is now serving his sentence as Nevada Department of Corrections inmate #1027820 at the Lovelock Correctional Center.

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