October 22nd, 2010
01:22 PM ET

No new trial for O.J. Simpson

The Nevada Supreme Court on Friday rejected former football player O.J. Simpson's request to overturn his convictions for kidnapping with a deadly weapon, robbery and other charges in 2008, but the court ordered a new trial for co-defendant Clarence Stewart.

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  1. Patricia - Houston

    OJ should have known he was a marked man! To give the (non)justice department another shot at him was a stupid move on his part. I would challenge anyone to find a case where this type of sentence has been given to anyone in a situation such as this. To all you naysayers, before you jump on the bandwagon, just wait until you face this type of situation! If you think this is justice, I hope I never have you on any jury I participate in, whether defendant or not!

    October 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • smary

      This makes no sense.

      October 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • JamBot

      ...and only another murderer would face the same sort of situation. Because the rest of us know the difference between right and wrong. Ok. Stop being a stupid fool.

      October 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • MD

      He is a murderer. He gets everything bad that comes his way.

      October 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • RainKing

      You know what, abide by the law and you would not have to worry about things like this. Like Barreta use to say: if you don't have the time, don't do the crime.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • connie

      Well Pat: Just don't cut anybody's throat and we won't have to send you "up the river".....

      October 22, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy Reading

      Perhaps if your brother, like Ron Goldman, an innocent bystander, lost his life so violently and then the murderer walked away..... you'd feel a little differently.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uriel

      Patricia, did you really just say that...defendant or not???? You are an OJ psycho fan. You obivously commit crimes and kill people and haven't been caught yet. Your diatribe makes no sense.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terry Wagar

      Patricia, what you said is true, but not a very popular position. Hope you're wearing flame-proof underwear!

      October 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • W00K

      I totally agree Patricia, I also think Misty Croslin found herself in the same boat. Do I think both did the crimes they weren't convicted for? Yes.

      But this type of thing is unfair and an abuse of power.

      October 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Its

      Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

      October 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brianc

      Most people knew he was guilty as sin in his murder trial. He got off, was stupid, and he finally got what he rightfully deserved. No, the color of his skin did not mean anything....

      October 23, 2010 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. audery

    Im begin'n 2 beleive that this is a way 2 make oj pay because u all did get him the first time.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy Reading

      You're JUST beginning to think that?

      October 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Your not too bright if you just figured that out. Wow I've read some dumb comments, but this one tops them all. I read comments all the time and have never written one myself, but after reading yours I had to reply.

      October 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Keep him in there forever. He does not belong.

      October 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TMC

    Not understanding....if the two was tried together then why wouldn't both have another trial.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnsosa

      Stewart, the co-defendant, is getting a new trial based on the fact that being tried alongside Simpson was overly prejudicial.

      October 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JamBot

    What? O.J. You've already gotten away with murder, isn't that enough?

    October 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TMC

    Start packing your bags Clarence Stewart........sounds like you might be heading home.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TMC

    JamBot......then they should have gotten him....the first time. They can't convict him now based on that trial.

    October 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • RainKing

      Yes they should of gotten him the first time but thanks to the race card JC pulled out, he got off. I always say, once a thug always a thug, OJ proved me right again.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JB

    OJ should rot in hell!!!

    The sentence in the robbery was just.
    What kind of an idiot would do that anyway?

    JB

    October 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. sherri

    audery...what do you mean by "you all" ? If you mean the justice system, Nevada is separate from California and they did not try him on murder charges. if you mean "white people" I do believe the jury that convicted him was represented by Americans of different races. Where does this leave your argument? He is either guilty or not guilty of the offense he was charged with. He is not a choir boy whether you believe he killed 2 people in Brentwood or not. He has been in and out of trouble ever since those murders took place. The guy is bad news period. His race has nothing to do with that.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guru

      The jury was all white, get your facts correct.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy Reading

      Enough with the racism!!!!!!!!! What is your problem? This is about everything except race...... oh becuase he was acquitted becuase he's a famous black sports figure. And just for the record, the jury consisted of 8 blacks, 2 Hispanics, 1 half-Caucasian, half Native American, and 1 Caucasian female.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Who cares if it was an all white jury. Your comment and even the fact that you know, and think about the race of the jury shows that white people are not the racist anymore. Its all the other races out there that use the race card and think about things in that way. Get over it. A none white person can dream racist stuff all day long and no one will even think twice about it. A white jury convicted a GUILTY black man and you think we should set him free just because he is a black man. What a joke.

      October 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mehdi General Dr Bad

    guilty of killing a rich white woman and a jew.oh and he had a woman judge.
    only o.j. went to jail, getting his own stuff back.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • connie

      BOO HOO..... get the crying towel out.... A dumb jury let O.J> off the hook...... but as "they" say.....sooner or later, you gotta pay the piper.... He'll ROT in jail....... A big fish in a little pond...!!!

      October 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy Reading

      What a moron. Judge Ito (male) was made famous by being the judge in the trial that acquitted that murderer. You must have just arrived in this country and/or you're very stupid.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. troop

    Hey RAINKING your a idiot . Being a plumber is a honorable proffession!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • RainKing

      Troop, now you are showing how dumb you really are. I did not say once that a plumber was an idiot. Please don't read between the lines oh, never mind, you probably can't even read.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy Reading

      Hey Troop ~ lighten up....... no one's a plumber hater

      October 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Shawn Barney

    OJ got away with murder. As an African-American who knows injustice, I am glad that OJ finally is paying for killing his wife and the other guy. The black jury let him off and it's time he paid for what he did.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carmar

      Well said. To OJ and all his other arrogant friends and fans, rot.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy Reading

      Show a little respect....... "the other guy" was Ron Goldman..... he was a friend, a son, a brother and a good human being.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Freebird

      I agree Shawn. Well said mate...

      October 23, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Freebird

      Relax Kathy, there was no disrespect in Shawns comment.

      October 23, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. MIKE

    This disgusting clown butcherd two innocent people. If you think he didn't do it and his "not guilty" verdict in Los Angeles was anything less than a racisdt verdict by a black jury, you should get your drinking water checked out 'cause there's som,e thing in it affecting your brain. I'm and atheist but when I see this kind of poetic justice happen, it almost makes me believe there is a god after all. Let's hope that he rots in jail. I would have prefered to see him stretched out on a gurney with a couple of tubes attached to his veins......but knowing that he will spend a number of years in a Nevada prison is some consolation. Now I look forward to seeing a future headline which says: "O.J Simpson Dies In a Nevada Prison Aged 85."

    Thank you Nevada Justice System.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kjay

    Hey no matter what the bottom line on this deal is, Ojay is doing nine years for a robbery and a double murder and he will be a free man after all is said and done.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. whocares

    I have a great job thank you. And I have a working monkey with a criminal record that cleans my office toilet for me.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MIKE

    Guru. It was NOT a white jury. It was mainly a black jury and, if you were around when this travesty of justice took place (the NOT GUILTY verdict) you might remember that many blacks were expressing the opinion that it was "Payback time." Payback time!? How is it "payback time" to butcher 2 innocent people, both who were not prejudiced?

    October 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy Reading

      The jury consisted of 8 blacks, 2 Hispanics, 1 half-Caucasian, half Native American, and 1 Caucasian female.

      October 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
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