Things don’t look good for “OJ” Simpson…was he set up?

Prosecutors from Las Vegas, Nevada filed numerous criminal charges against former NFL star O.J. Simpson and three other men in connection with an alleged armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel last week, on Tuesday.

art.simpson.gi.jpg Video

Jailed former football star and actor O.J. Simpson is due to appear in court again Wednesday.

The 11 charges include two counts of first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon; two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon; and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors say Simpson and his co~defendants, Walter Alexander, Clarence Stewart and Michael McClinton, committed kidnapping because they intended to hold or detain the two alleged victims using a weapon.

McClinton, described as a “key player” in the alleged theft, turned himself in Tuesday evening, a source close to the investigation told CNN.

Also on Tuesday, Las Vegas police released surveillance camera photos of two men they said were unidentified suspects in the incident.

One of the alleged victims, Bruce Fromong, 53, suffered a major heart attack and was in critical condition Tuesday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the hospital said.

Earlier, Fromong told the celebrity Web site TMZ.com that Simpson and other men came into a hotel room at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino and demanded the return of items they said belong to Simpson.

32558070.jpg

Simpson and the three others are accused of pointing guns at Fromong and Alfred Beardsley, the other alleged victim, and taking the memorabilia, along with Fromong’s cell phone and Beardsley’s baseball cap and sunglasses.

Beardsley said he initially thought the alleged robbery was a law enforcement operation.

O.J. Simpson set up?

On “Larry King Live,” the man reportedly behind the hotel tapes on claims he set Simpson up.

Simpson, 60, was arrested Sunday. Before his arrest, Simpson said he was merely retrieving items belonging to him, and that no guns were involved. Police said Simpson orchestrated the incident and the suspects had at least two firearms, which authorities recovered during searches.

The Hall of Fame running back is being held without bail and is expected to appear in court Wednesday morning, Las Vegas Judge Nancy Oesterle said Monday.  It was unclear how much prison time Simpson could face if convicted as charged.

Alexander, 46, was arrested Saturday and released without bail. Stewart was booked Monday. He posted bail Tuesday and was released, the Clark County Detention Facility said.

Beardsley told Larry King he was contacted last month by Thomas Riccio, who said he had a client who wanted to buy some high-end O.J. Simpson items and would pay top dollar for them. Riccio is a dealer and auctioneer of sports and celebrity memorabilia. He is also the source of the highly publicized audio recording he claims came from the incident.

Riccio said he called Simpson and told him Beardsley and Fromong had the items, but that the alleged robbery was Simpson’s idea.

Beardsley then called Fromong, a Simpson acquaintance, who gave him a list of items he could provide. Although the items Fromong mentioned were in the room at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino on Thursday, Beardsley said he himself did not purchase them.

Riccio on Tuesday told King that Beardsley called him and said he had some items, at least some of which were “stolen” from Simpson’s house. Riccio, who has been granted immunity, said he informed Simpson of the stolen memorabilia and led Simpson and other men to the hotel room.

“There’s a lot of controversy about who is owner of the items right now,” Beardsley said. “I’d rather let a judge decide who is the owner, [but] they were in mine and Bruce Fromong’s possession.”

That ownership was disputed Tuesday in a court in Santa Monica, California, as Fred Goldman and his family asked a judge to order Simpson to turn over the items he allegedly stole in that incident.

The judge denied the request, saying Goldman’s attorneys failed to provide a list of the items they wanted and determine who owned them.

The Goldmans are attempting to collect on a $33.5 million judgment they won against Simpson in a civil wrongful death suit in connection with the 1994 murders of Ron Goldman and Simpson’s ex~wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. Simpson was acquitted of those slayings in a criminal court.

1405240495_1574dc8461_m.jpg

Alexander told King he had been friends with Simpson for years and was in Las Vegas to attend the same wedding Simpson planned to attend.

He said he knew “exactly what happened in that situation [the alleged robbery] before, during and after,” and he claimed that Simpson was “set up.”

“It’s very obvious that Thomas Riccio had intentions to set O.J. up, and that’s what happened,” he said.

On the recording Riccio sold to TMZ.com, a voice sounding like Simpson’s yells orders and profanities and repeatedly accuses someone of stealing his things.

“Don’t let nobody out of this room,” the voice says before directing his ire at another person. “Motherf——, you think you can steal my s— and sell it?” 

 “Unfortunately, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and now I’m in the middle of this mess and I hate that it happened,” Alexander said.

He predicted that this time, Simpson will go to jail for what happened.

20070916__webojnew4_gallery.jpg

“There’s been an outcry for him to pay for possible past transgressions,” Alexander said.

***********************

Well it looks like “The Juice” did get squeezed!

What a fine kettle of fish you have gotten your self into now, OJ.

It seems the Las Vegas Police do not like VIGILANTES…

VIGILANTE

–noun

1. a member of a vigilance committee.
2. any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime.

–adjective

3. done violently and summarily, without recourse to lawful procedures: vigilante justice.

Smiles and world peace,

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

~ by thebabyboomerqueen on September 19, 2007.

4 Responses to “Things don’t look good for “OJ” Simpson…was he set up?”

  1. I am tired of people like O J breaking the law and getting off .Just because he is OJ does not mean he can break the law.This bull about “he is being accused because he is black” is getting old. If he gets off again there will be some angry people. I will wonder about our justice system and whom it protects.

  2. O.J. was so obviously set up that it isn’t even funny anymore.
    Anybody defending this case against him is defending a
    justice system that is obviously corrupted beyond repair.
    The fact that he may have undeservedly walked from a
    conviction 13 years ago, doesn’t change the fact that this
    case is totally unrelated and obviously set-up by felons
    with co-operation of the Las Vegas police department.
    Disgusting.

  3. Seems like O.J. was set up to be KILLED….if he had went there alone the Police would’ve found him Dead with all his memorabilia…Which he would have been accused of trying to sell to keep them away from the Goldmans….. A Deal “Gone Bad”.. Poetic Justice…Vengeance and Satisfaction for the Racists…..

  4. he countersign tattoo is aforesaid to has two great derivations- from the polynesian tidings ta which means outstanding something and the tahitian bible tatau mjhgjg77j which means to scrape something . the history of tattoo began over 5000 days ago and is as different as the mass world health organization fag them . tattoos are created by inserting olive materials to a lower place the skins control surface . the first gear tattoos plausibly were created by chance event . someone had a dwarf wound , and rubbed it with a helping hand that was black with soot and ashes from the flak . erstwhile the coiled had healed , they sawing machine that a gospel according to mark stayed for good . despite the cultural sciences’ ontogenesis enchantment with tattooing , and the immense popularity of tattoos themselves , the use has not left-of-center practically of a past platter . bronze age in 1991 , a fin k twelvemonth familiar tattooed world the ice-skating rink military personnel successful the headlines of newspapers each complete the earthly concern when his glacial dead body was observed on a upland ‘tween oesterreich and italy . this is the record glace corpse of that full stop ever so plant . the sputter bears 57 tattoos a fussy on the internal of the leftover knee joint , 6 correct lines 15 centimeters stretch to a higher place the kidneys and numerous analogue lines on the ankles . the position of the tattoo marks suggests that they were believably applied for therapeutic reasons handling of arthritis .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: