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Whether you think O.J. Simpson was the person who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman after he was found not guilty of the crime, there is one crime that the former NFL pro has been behind bars for for nearly a decade.
After he was arrested in 2007 and charged with felonies of armed robbery and kidnapping, O.J. was convicted and sentenced to 33 years in prison. He has to serve a minimum of nine years without parole. That means he's up for parole this summer. And celebrity lawyer, Star Jones, thinks there's a good chance you'll see him set free sooner rather than later in connection with that crime.
"I do. But that's mainly because it's gonna be his time," Star shared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Sunday. "Once you served the portion of your sentence that the law requires and then the next thing you do is, if you've been a model citizen, there's no reason to keep him in -- unless the memorabilia police come back to haunt him."
Star was, of course, referring to that 2007 crime during which O.J. robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel at gunpoint. "It is the stupidest thing in the world," she said on WWHL. "You get away for killing two people and you gonna get arrested and go to prison for taking memorabilia. Come on now... Well, no, honey [I didn't say if I thought he was guilty or not]. When they find you not guilty of killing somebody, whether or not you did it or not, you got away with it."
Star might be tight-lipped about her thoughts on his guilt, but she did have this to say about how things turned out for O.J. following that murder trial. "I agree with the verdict of the criminal jury, and I agree with the verdict of the civil jury," she said. (In 1997, O.J. was found guilty in a civil case and ordered to pay $33.5 million judgment.) "The criminal verdict, they didn't prove it. The civil jury, they sure as hell did."
Check out more from Star on WWHL, below.
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