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In The News: January 8, 2015

Manhunt continues for two brothers in that horrific terrorist attack on a satirical magazine in France yesterday. Twelve people were killed when three gunmen stormed the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo. One suspect has surrendered. Hollywood reacts Deadline. Cartoonists around the world pay tribute to the fallen satirists  CNN Huffington Post California Senator, Barbara Boxer, announced today that she will  not run for re-election in 2016. CNN Los Angeles Times The 2015 People’s Choice Awards handed out last night at... Read More →

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Photo: Las Vegas Metro Police -- O.J. Simpson Fall 2008

20 years after the infamous white Ford Bronco chase where is O.J.?

On the 20th anniversary of the infamous police chase of O.J. Simpson in a white Ford  Bronco, the disgraced ex-NFL star is doing time in a Nevada prison for a kidnapping and armed robbery. That 2008 case involved the hold up of two sports memorabilia dealers. Back on June 17, 1994, an estimated 95 million viewers across the nation were glued to television screens watching  the white Bronco lead authorities on a slow-speed pursuit.  At the wheel, long time friend of the former actor, Al “A.C.”... Read More →

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O.J. Simpson sentenced to prison!

O.J. Simpson after his conviction in October/Las Vegas Metro Police photo/Las Vegas Sun   Former NFL star running back O.J. Simpson fell several more notches from glory and grace today. A tearful and somewhat remorseful Simpson was sentenced on kidnapping and armed robbery convictions by Las Vegas Judge Jackie Glass. On October 3, Simpson and his friend and co-defendant, Clarence C.J. Stewart, were convicted of 12 charges stemming from their involvement in a confrontation with two sports collectibles dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room in September of 2007.... Read More →

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Judge rejects new trial for O.J.

  O.J. Simpson booking photo The  Las Vegas judge who presided over former NFL star O.J. Simpson’s kidnapping and armed robbery trial declined a request from the defense for a new trial today. About a month ago, on October 3, a jury deliberated about 13 hours before convicting Simpson and his golfing buddy Clarence Stewart on all 12 counts. Both defendants were jailed immediately. The charges stem from a raid by Simpson and a group of cohorts on two sports collectibles dealers in a Vegas hotel room back in September of 2007. The defense claimed Simpson was just... Read More →

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O.J. found guilty in Vegas trial!!!!!!

Google file image Today, 61-year-old former NFL football star and celebrity O.J. Simpson is cooling his heels behind bars. Last night, Simpson was found guilty on all counts in his armed robbery and kidnapping trial. In a strange twist of fate, the Las Vegas jury returned its verdicts, after 13 hours of deliberations, on the 13th anniversary of the not guilty verdict in Simpson’s double murder trial in Los Angeles. In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in what was called... Read More →

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O.J.’s Vegas trial nears an end

  Closing arguments are expected today in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery/kidnapping trial. Yesterday defense witness, Tom Scotto, testified that two of Simpson’s cohorts tried to extort $50 thousand out of him. Scotto pointed the finger at Michael McClinton and Walter Alexander who have admitted carrying weapons to an alleged raid on two sports memorabilia dealers in a Vegas hotel room in September of 2007. Scotto was in Vegas to get married. Simpson was supposed to be Scotto’s best man. The hotel confrontation occurred two days before Scotto’s wedding. Also, Scotto handed over... Read More →

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A break in the O.J. Simpson Vegas trial

  Google file image/O.J. signs a jersey. O.J. Simpson’s armed robbery/kidnapping trial in Las Vegas is on hold today — in observance of Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish new year. Yesterday, witness Michael McClinton continued his testimony which began last Friday. McClinton is the Simpson accomplice accused of brandishing a gun in a Vegas hotel room during a confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers last September. On Friday, McClinton testified that Simpson told him to bring his weapon. McClinton has come under some tough questioning from defense... Read More →

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More interesting testimony in O.J.’s Vegas Trial

Google Image Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, site of the Simpson trial.    The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case today in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery/kidnapping trial in Las Vegas. Yesterday, Alfred Beardsley, one of the memorabilia dealers allegedly robbed during that encounter in a Vegas hotel room last September, called a key piece of evidence in the case, a “…work of art.” Beardsley was referring to the tape of the encounter that middle man Thomas Riccio sold to... Read More →

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Three key witnesses testify in O.J.’s Vegas Trial

  The O.J. Simpson armed robbery/kidnapping trial has hit a few bumps, however, it is still rolling right along in Las Vegas. Over the past two days, Simpson has had to listen to three cohorts give damaging testimony against him. Simpson’s ex-friend, Charles Ehrlich, was on the stand for a second day on Tuesday. Ehrlich was cross-examined by the defense, but held fast to his story that Simpson knew at least one member of his group was packing a gun when they confronted two sports memorabilia dealers in a Vegas hotel room a year... Read More →

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Busted: Thomas Riccio, O.J., and the Vegas case

Thomas Riccio, the resourceful collectibles dealer who is at the center of O.J. Simpson’s Las Vegas trial, has written a book about the case. It is called “Busted: The Inside Story of the World of Sports Memorabilia, O.J. Simpson, and the Vegas Arrests.” Busted was published last April. It’s on the Barnes & Nobles website for $25.95, if you don’t have a membership card. The price drops about five dollars, if you are a member. There are several used copies for $12.97 as well. The real bargain is over on Amazon.com... Read More →

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A health scare and more dramatic testimony at O.J. trial

  Crime Writer Dominick Dunne O.J. Simpson’s armed robbery/kidnapping trial is kicking off day seven in Las Vegas, today. Yesterday, there were some anxious moments when celebrity crime writer Dominick Dunne was rushed to the hospital complaining of pain. Dunne, who is reportedly battling cancer, is covering the trial for Vanity Fair magazine. Dunne is well known for reporting on high profile trials. He took up the profession in the mid-1980s, after his daughter, actress Dominique Dunne, was strangled by John Sweeney, a former boyfriend, in the driveway of a West Hollywood home. She died... Read More →

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First week wrap up of O.J.’s Vegas trial

O.J. Simpson’s armed robbery/kidnapping trial is gearing up for a second week in glitzy Las Vegas. The highlights of the first week’s court drama include a string of colorful witnesses, the debate over the authenticity of audio tapes, and a surprise visit to the alleged scene of the crime by the jury. The trial got underway slowly last Monday with opening statements and two witnesses, one of them, Bruce Fromong, became ill on the stand. The next day, Fromong, a memorabilia dealer, was back to continue his testimony.  Fromong and another sports memorabilia dealer, Walter Beardsley,... Read More →

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Drama at the O.J. Simpson Vegas trial

  It’s day two in the O.J. Simpson Vegas kidnapping and robbery trial. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence  “C.J.” Stewart are facing a series of charges; the result of an alleged raid on two sports memorabilia dealers in a Vegas hotel room a year ago. Yesterday, attorneys for both sides presented opening statements and then prosecution witness Bruce Fromong took the stand. Fromong is one of the memorabilia dealers. After some hard hitting questioning Fromong, who has a history of heart attacks, became ill. The judge dismissed him for the day. Tuesday ended with... Read More →

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O.J. Simpson’s Vegas trial begins today

Google Image O.J. Simpson’s Las Vegas trial got underway with opening statements today. The trial kicked off a day after the one year anniversary of the alleged raid at a Sin City hotel that sparked the criminal charges.  Simpson and co-defendant Clarence ” C.J.” Stewart are charged with a dozen offenses including robbery and kidnapping. Last week, 9 women and 3 men were selected from a jury pool of 500 to serve on this jury. There are six alternate jurors, among them two African Americans.

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O.J. Simpson’s Vegas trial set for Monday

Google Image O.J. Simpson is headed back to trial again. After four days of jury section and several hundred prospective jurors, a panel was seated late yesterday for Simpson’s Las Vegas trial. Nine women and three men were selected to hear the case, which is scheduled to go to trial on Monday. Simpson is being tried with co-defendant Clarence “C.J.” Stewart. Both face a series of charges including robbery and kidnapping. If found guilty, they could get life in prison. The charges are the result of an alleged raid on two sports memorabilia dealers at... Read More →

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Jury selection for O.J. Simpson’s Vegas trial

Las Vegas police mugshot Jury selection continues today in preparation for another  O.J. Simpson trial. This time, the city is Las Vegas and the case involves robbery, kidnapping, and assault.   Yesterday, a lengthy questionnaire weeded out more than half of the 500 potential jurors. Also, Judge Jackie Glass rejected a defense motion to ask the prospective jurors if they thought Simpson was a murderer. The judge told the prospective jurors to focus on this case not what happened in Los Angeles. Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson... Read More →

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