Timeline of legal events in O.J. Simpson's life

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 15, 2013 at 9:36 am •  Published: May 15, 2013
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A timeline of major legal developments involving O.J. Simpson:

— June 12, 1994: O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and friend Ronald Goldman are found dead in Los Angeles. Simpson is arrested after a widely televised freeway chase in his white Ford Bronco.

— Oct. 3, 1995: Simpson is acquitted of two counts of murder after the "trial of the century" in Los Angeles.

— February 1997: Simpson is found liable for damages in a civil wrongful death lawsuit and ordered to pay $33.5 million to Goldman, Nicole Brown Simpson estates.

— Oct. 24, 2001: Simpson is cleared of all charges in a Florida case involving an alleged road-rage incident.

— Sept. 13, 2007: Simpson and five men confront memorabilia dealers Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong in a Palace Station hotel room in Las Vegas. Middleman Thomas Riccio hides audio recorder in the room. Beardsley, Fromong report an armed robbery. Two of the five men later testify they had guns.

— September 2007: Simpson and five other men are arrested and charged with felonies including kidnapping, armed robbery. Four co-defendants later take plea deals and testify for the prosecution. Each is convicted of at least one felony and sentenced to probation.

— Sept. 12, 2008: Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart go on trial in Clark County District Court. Simpson is represented by Miami attorney Yale Galanter and Las Vegas lawyer Gabriel Grasso.

— Oct. 3, 2008: Jury finds Simpson, Stewart guilty on all 12 charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy, coercion, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon.

— December 2008: Judge Jackie Glass sentences Simpson to nine to 33 years in prison. Stewart gets 7 1/2 to 27 years. Simpson is imprisoned at the state prison in Lovelock.

— April-May 2009: Galanter and Grasso split. Galanter and Las Vegas lawyer Malcolm LaVergne appeal Simpson's conviction to Nevada Supreme Court.

— August 2009: A California Superior Court judge orders several items taken from the Las Vegas hotel room returned to Simpson. An attorney for the Goldman estate gets other items to auction.



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