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Friday, September 21, 2007

O.J. Simpson Charged with 10 Felonies, Including Kidnapping

O.J. Simpson has been arrested over the weekend, this time not for murder, but for armed robbery. Fallen football star O.J. Simpson on Tuesday faced formal charges as prosecutors accused him of ten felonies, including kidnapping, in the armed robbery of sports-memorabilia collectors in a casino hotel room.

Simpson, accused along with three other men, faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted. He was being held without bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday Simpson, 60, was booked on five felony counts, including assault and robbery with a deadly weapon. District Attorney David Roger filed those charges and added five more felony counts, including kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, according to court documents.

Simpson was arrested Sunday after a collector reported that a group of armed men charged into his room at the Palace Station casino and took several items that Simpson said belonged to him.According to the charges, Simpson and the others went to the room under the pretext of brokering a deal with Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong, two longtime collectors of Simpson memorabilia.Once in the room, Simpson prevented Fromong from calling 911 on his cellphone "by ripping it out of" his hand while one or more accomplices pointed or displayed a handgun.The complaint does not specify which of the men was carrying the weapon.The kidnapping charge accuses the men of detaining each collector "against his will, and without his consent, for the purpose of committing a robbery."

O.J. Simpson Charged with 10 Felonies, Including Kidnapping


Anonymous Bebhin said...

Great work.

November 10, 2008 at 3:36 AM  

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