Defence seeks 6-year term for O.J. Simpson
Former American football legend O.J. Simpson could be handed a tough jail term Friday when he goes back to court for sentencing after being convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson's lawyers have asked he receive the minimum sentence of six years in prison for his October robbery and kidnapping conviction, calling a recommendation of 18 years "inappropriate and knee-jerk."
Simpson, famously cleared of double-murder charges in the "Trial of the Century" in the 1990s, was found guilty on October 3 in the armed robbery of a pair of memorabilia collectors at the Palace Station hotel and casino in Las Vegas.