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A timeline of major events in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery, kidnap case:
June 12, 1994 — O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman found dead in Los Angeles.
Oct. 3, 1995 — Simpson acquitted of two counts of murder in Los Angeles.
February 1997 — Simpson found liable for compensatory and punitive damages in civil wrongful death lawsuit; ordered to pay $33.5 million to Goldman, Nicole Brown Simpson estates.
Oct. 24, 2001: Simpson cleared of all charges in a Florida case involving an alleged road-rage incident. He is represented by attorney Yale Galanter.
July 30, 2007 — Federal bankruptcy judge in Miami awards the rights of Simpson's canceled "If I Did It" book to the Goldman family to satisfy wrongful death judgment.
Sept. 13, 2007 — The Goldmans publish Simpson's book under the title: "If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer," coincidentally the same day as the Las Vegas incident.
Sept. 13, 2007 — Simpson, Clarence "C.J." Stewart, Walter "Goldie" Alexander, Michael "Spencer" McClinton, Charles Ehrlich and Charles Cashmore confront memorabilia dealers Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong in Riccio's room at Palace Station casino hotel. Riccio secretly records it. Beardsley, Fromong report an armed robbery.
Sept. 14, 2007 — Simpson tells The Associated Press no guns were involved and some of the items taken belonged to him.
Sept. 15, 2007 — Police arrest Alexander at McCarran International Airport. Simpson attends friend Tom Scotto's wedding in Las Vegas.
Sept. 16, 2007 — Simpson arrested at The Palms.
Sept. 17, 2007 — Stewart surrenders to police, turns over items taken from Palace Station room. Fromong hospitalized in Los Angeles after suffering heart attack.
Sept. 18, 2007 — McClinton surrenders to police. Simpson, McClinton, Stewart, Alexander charged with nine felonies including kidnapping.
Sept. 19, 2007 — Simpson freed on $125,000 bail, returns home to Miami. Beardsley arrested on California parole violation. Cashmore surrenders to police.
Sept. 21, 2007 — Ehrlich turns himself in at court.
Oct. 15, 2007 — Cashmore, Alexander take plea deals, agree to testify against Simpson.
Oct. 29, 2007 — McClinton takes plea deal, agrees to testify against Simpson.
Nov. 14, 2007 — Las Vegas judge binds Simpson, Stewart, Ehrlich over for trial in state court on 12 charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy.
Nov. 28, 2007 — Simpson, Stewart, Ehrlich plead not guilty to all 12 charges.
Jan. 11, 2008 — Simpson brought back from Miami to Clark County jail on claim a Nov. 16, 2007, message left with his bail bondsman for Stewart violated court order not to contact co-defendants.
Jan. 16 — Judge Jackie Glass reprimands Simpson, doubles bail to $250,000.
Aug. 4 — Ehrlich takes plea deal, agrees to testify against Simpson.
August — Nevada Supreme Court denies several requests by Stewart's lawyers to sever his case from Simpson's or to delay trial.
Sept. 8 — Jury selection begins. Three men, nine women seated Sept. 12 to hear charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy, coercion, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon against Simpson, Stewart.
Sept. 15-Oct. 2 — Trial opening statements, testimony, closing arguments.
Oct. 3 — Jury deliberates 13 hours before returning 11 p.m. verdict: guilty on all 12 counts against Simpson, Stewart.
Oct. 14 — Glass schedules sentencing Dec. 9 for McClinton, Alexander, Cashmore, Ehrlich.
Nov. 7 — Glass denies Simpson, Stewart requests for new trial.
Tuesday — Lawyers for Simpson, Stewart file briefs opposing state recommendation that each man get 18 years in prison; defense lawyers seek minimum 6-year sentence.
Friday — Judge sentences Simpson to maximum of 33 years in prison and Stewart to 27 years. Simpson eligible for parole in nine years, Stewart after seven and one-half.