Today, Friday December 5th 2008, O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison with the possibility for parole in 9 years.
Ironically, the 61-year-old Hall of Famer, was found guilty of armed robbery, 13 years to the day he was a accquitted in the slaying of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Moments before Judge Jackie Glass pronounced the sentence, Simpson made a rambling, five-minute plea for leniency, simultaneously apologizing for the holdup as a foolish mistake and trying to justify his actions.
He choked back tears as he told her: "I didn't want to steal anything from anyone. ... I'm sorry, sorry."
The judge said several times that her sentence in the Las Vegas case had nothing to do with Simpson's previous run-ins.
"I'm not here to try and cause any retribution or any payback for anything else," Glass said.
But Goldman's father, Fred Goldman, and sister, Kim, said they were delighted with the sentence.
"We are thrilled, and it's a bittersweet moment," Fred Goldman said. "It was satisfying seeing him in shackles like he belongs."
Karma's a mutha!