06 December 2008

OJ Simpson -- Life in Jail? (An Update)

OJ Simpson as been sentenced to up to 33 years in prison. For a 61-year-old this is as good as a life sentence. Some might say this is somewhat poetic justice seeing many believe he was guilty of murdering his ex-wife and her friend but used his celebrity, fame, and money to get himself acquitted in that case. In a perverse twist of irony is that this sentence comes 13 years to the day since he was acquitted of the murder charges.

If the glove fits.

It seems though that OJ Simpson's penchant for believing that he is above the law and then breaking the law has finally caught up with him. His most recent venture, and one that saw him charged with armed robbery and kidnapping, has now landed him a prison sentence that will see him, potentially, in his 90's before he again breathes any air as a free man. That said, the non-parole period is a mere nine years.

If he is well-behaved during those nine years he is likely to be paroled at the first opportunity. This means he will be a sprightly 70 when he has his first chance of getting out.

Simpson will undoubtedly instruct his lawyers to appeal. However, he will stay in jail throughout that process.

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