Posted Dec. 8, 2008 – When O.J. Simpson was ordered to serve time in prison on Friday for robbing some memorabilia dealers in a hotel here in Las Vegas, the family of the brutal slaying for which the fallen football and TV star was accused but acquitted breathed a sigh of relief.
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"It's been a long time coming," said Kim Goldman, who with her father, Fred, has relentlessly pursued justice for Simpson since his acquittal in the 1994 slaying of her brother Ron Goldman.
While the two crimes were not related, the Goldmans, (pictured above), said they were just glad to see that Simpson would finally be behind bars.
"I don't think I ever thought that in my lifetime I would see him sentenced in a courtroom," Kim Goldman said.
Simpson, 61, is awaiting his assignment from the Clark County jail to a Nevada prison to serve his sentence of at least nine years without parole for his conviction on kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges stemming from a confrontation with sports collectors in an off-the-Strip casino hotel in 2007.
Simpson's lawyers, while calling the former NFL giant's actions "stupid," said his actions didn't "rise to the level of criminality that would warrant a long prison sentence.”