TIMELINE


A timeline of major events of O.J. Simpson's legal troubles:

June 12, 1994 -- O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman found dead in Los Angeles.

Oct. 3, 1995 -- Simpson acquitted of two counts of murder in Los Angeles.

February 1997 -- Simpson found liable for compensatory and punitive damages in civil wrongful death lawsuit; ordered to pay $33.5 million to Goldman, Nicole Brown Simpson estates.

Sept. 13, 2007 -- Simpson and five other men confront memorabilia dealers Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong in a room at Palace Station casino hotel in Las Vegas. Beardsley and Fromong report an armed robbery.

Sept. 14, 2007 -- Simpson tells The Associated Press no guns were involved and some of the items taken belonged to him.

Sept. 16, 2007 -- Simpson arrested at The Palms casino hotel in Las Vegas.

Sept. 18, 2007 -- Simpson charged with nine felonies including kidnapping.

Sept. 19, 2007 -- Simpson freed on $125,000 bail, returns home to Miami.

Oct. 15, 2007 -- Two co-defendants take plea deals, agree to testify against Simpson.

Oct. 29, 2007 -- A third co-defendant takes plea deal, agrees to testify against Simpson.

Nov. 28, 2007 -- Simpson and two remaining co-defendants plead not guilty to all 12 charges.

Jan. 11 -- Simpson returns to Clark County jail on allegation that a Nov. 16, 2007, message left with his bail bondsman violated a court order not to contact co-defendants.

Jan. 16 -- Judge Jackie Glass reprimands Simpson, doubles bail to $250,000.

Aug. 4 -- A fourth co-defendant takes plea deal, agrees to testify against Simpson.

Sept. 8 -- Jury selection begins.

Sept. 12 -- Three men, nine women seated to hear charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy, coercion, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon against Simpson and one remaining co-defendant, Clarence "C.J." Stewart.

Oct. 3 -- Jury deliberates 13 hours before returning 11 p.m. verdict: guilty on all 12 counts.

Nov. 7 -- Judge denies request for new trial.

Dec. 5 -- Judge sentences Simpson to maximum of 33 years in prison and Stewart to 27 years. Simpson eligible for parole in nine years, Stewart after seven and a half.

 

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