Las Vegas, NV—This Sunday morning O.J. Simpson faces what may be the rest of his life in a Nevada prison. Odds are that without divine intervention the 61 year-old may not live long enough to make parole. He must serve at least nine years and parole is far from guaranteed after serving that minimum portion of the 9 to 33 year sentence.
There is however a somewhat recent case that reversed a kidnapping conviction on a much more egregious case. This suggests that Simpson was over-charged and over-convicted for what should have been a simple armed robbery.
An appeal citing this November 2006 case, may well get Simpson a second chance at a much lighter sentence. Appeals move very slowly and Simpson will be sitting in prison for as long as a couple of years before the Nevada Supreme Court hears and decides his case. In case you were wondering Nevada has no Court of Appeals so his case goes directly to the Nevada Supreme Court.
Simpson’s co-defendant, Stewart will get the same benefit from the ruling. Rather then win new trials these convicts will be re-sentenced on the lesser charge.
You can read the new case below...