Friday, October 3, 2008


It's a historic day. 13 years ago today, OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and he walked out of Ito's courtroom a free man. Today, the Nevada jury worked late into the night deliberating for 13 hours to bring in verdicts in this case.



This is poetic justice. OJ stood there with a resigned expression on his face, his lips pressed together. As he looked at the jury as the counts were read, it was like he was nodding his head a bit as if yes, he knew he was guilty.

People in the gallery behind the defendants were crying.

The people request that bail be revoked.

Bryson makes a few motions to the court, that are all denied. He requests time for Stewart to get his affairs in order. He's not a flight risk, he turned himself in. That motion is denied.

Galanter stands up requesting extension of time to file more motions. Glass denies the request.

CJ Stewart and OJ are taken into custody. A close up OJ in handcuffs.

Glass rules that both convicted men are to be remanded with no bail.

Galanter asks for time to prepare new motions again, and Glass denies that request.

Glass rules court is in recess.

A press conference will occur shortly.

There will be a press conference shortly.

It's a fitting end. OJ's greed, to keep his possessions out of the hands of the Goldman family drove him to this place. He has no one to blame but himself.

Sentencing will be December 5th, at 9:00 am.



Lana said...

Hey, Sprocket. When the heck do you sleep? LOL. You're doing a fantastic job. Thanks for all your hard work.

You're right, it is poetic justice. I just hope and pray the jury was able to separate the two trials.

Onto Spector. There's one I truly hope we can see.


Anonymous said...

Karma is a b*tch.At last justice prevailed.

Sprocket said...

Hi Lana,

It was just happenstance that I was up for the OJ verdict. I'm also grateful that I've got a great support crew for T&T (crew, you all know who you are) and a fantastic co-blogger in donchais. She's the best.

Spector is next up on T&T's docket.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who interpreted OJ's grim resignation and nodding to mean that he was thinking: "Yeaj, I KNEW you were going to convict me"? I didn't think he was agreeing with the verdict in any way, just that he thought they were judging him based on the murder trial or, at the very least, that after hearing CJ's verdicts, he knew at that point that his verdicts would be the same. I think it was more playacting along the lines of showing people that he was thinking "I can't catch a break because people will always try to wrongly punish me for not being convicted in the murder trial. But I'll be noble about it and let God sort it out for these poor, deluded jurors who are too simple-minded to see past that."

I thought it was hilarious when YG said OJ wasn't a flight risk. Hello? Do the words "White Bronco" ring a bell?

I downright laughed out loud when the lights in the courtroom suddenly (and automatically at 11pm) went out right after the verdicts were read. LIGHTS OUT, OJ!