After a tumultuous weekend, football’s former hero O.J. Simpson is getting some really bad news. If convicted on all of the charges filed against him, he will be looking at life in prison, something he barely avoided twelve years ago.
You may remember the infamous “White Bronco” chase back in 1995 after Simpson was investigated for the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her boyfriend Ron Goldman. And if he holds true to form, “The Juice” may be leading police on another highway pursuit.
Prosecutors filed formal charges yesterday, including kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The harsh reality of these offenses is that they add up to a total of five felonies. And that spells bad news for the 60-year-old.
Add to all of this the fact that just last week, O.J.'s “fiction” novel called “If I Did It” was released by the Goldman family, and it looks like his legal team has their work cut out for them.
Simpson was charged, along with three other men that were believed to be his accomplices in the hotel room break in this past weekend. The room was occupied by two collectors, Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong. According to the Associated Press, “Simpson and several men entered a hotel room and at gunpoint ordered the longtime collectors to hand over several items once owned by the former Heisman Trophy winner. Beardsley told police that one of the men accompanying Simpson brandished a semiautomatic pistol, frisked him and impersonated a police officer.”
This one is long from over, and we’ll keep you posted on the latest developments.