OJ Will Appeal Conviction

Lawyer: Appeal is "only hope" after Simpson found guilty on all counts
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2008 3:47 AM CDT
OJ Simpson is taken into custody after being found guilty on all 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)
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(Newser) – OJ Simpson’s lawyer has said that “you would have to be living on another planet” to not anticipate his client’s guilty verdict, reports the Las Vegas Sun. Simpson was found guilty on all 12 counts of armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges late last night and could be in jail for life after his December 5 sentencing. His lawyers say the verdict and corresponding sentences are excessive. An appeal is expected.

Simpson showed little emotion as the verdict, reached after 14 hours of deliberation, was read out. He closed his eyes as court marshals handcuffed him and took him away, while his sister wept and collapsed in the courtroom. The verdict came 13 years to the day after Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend.
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