In handcuffs, OJ Simpson is taken away by police after his arrest in Las Vegas on Sunday.
He literally got away with murder in 1994. But it seems the law of karma is too much hurdle to tackle for former football star Orenthal J. Simpson, otherwise known as ‘OJ” or “Slash-n’Lie.”
On Sunday, he was back in familiar ground – under arrest and in jail without bail in Las Vegas, this time for Armed Robbery.
People who believed him guilty of brutally murdering his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, were quick in expressing the hope that this time around the charges will stick against Simpson.
For trying to steal sports memorabilia inside a Las Vegas hotel, Simpson, 60, was charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary with a firearm.
A conviction on the most serious charge, robbery with use of a deadly weapon, could bring a sentence of three to 35 years for each count, Clark County District Attorney David Roger said.
For his defense, Simpson claimed he had gone to the hotel to collect memorabilia that belonged to him, but that he did not break into the premises. Oh, really?
Well, at least this time around he has an alibi. During his murder trial in 1995, Simpson could not come up with any alibi since he refused to talk to the media.
Later, a civil jury held him liable for the killings in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Many people’s eyebrows have remained stuck on their forehead since 1995 wondering about the difference about a “wrongful death lawsuit” and “murder.”
In his latest run with the law, Simpson said he and other people were retrieving items that belonged to him. Simpson has said there were no guns involved and that he went to the room at the casino only to get stolen mementos that included his Hall of Fame certificate and a picture of the running back with J. Edgar Hoover.
Simpson said he did not call the police to help reclaim the items because he found the police unresponsive to him ever since his ex-wife and her friend were murdered in 1994.
“The police, since my trouble, have not worked out for me,” he said, noting that whenever he has called the police “It just becomes a story about O.J.”
Too bad, OJ. You seem to suffer from a humongous credibility problem.
Fred Goldman, the father of the man Simpson was accused of killing in 1994, welcomed the possibility that Simpson could go to prison.
“He’s believed for years, decades, that he’s entitled to do anything he wants, and the legal system and society has basically agreed with him,” Goldman said. “This time, hopefully, he’ll get what he deserves. He’ll get jail time.”
Simpson’s arrest came just days after the Goldman family published a book that Simpson had written under the title, “If I Did It” about how he would have committed the killings of his ex-wife and Goldman had he actually done it.
After a deal for Simpson to publish it fell through, a federal bankruptcy judge awarded the book’s rights to the Goldman family, who retitled it “If I Did It: The Confessions of the Killer.”
During the weekend, the book was the hottest seller in the country, hitting No. 1 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.