Former NFL great O.J. Simpson was convicted Friday on 12 charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to kidnap and assault with a deadly weapon. Simpson and an accomplice, Clerance Stewart, were both charged Friday for the same crime.
Simpson and Stewart were in a Las Vegas hotel room to steal some sports memorabilia that Simpson claimed to be his own personal property. Simpson and Stewart rounded up two sports memorabilia dealers in the area and held them hostage in the hotel room at gun point according to the BBC America article.
According to the New York Times article, the key fact that did Simpson in was hours of voice recordings between Simpson and Stewart on the planning, the execution, and what happened after the incident.
The BBC article was a good article. It gave out the key information that is good for a reader to know.
The New York Times article went a little more in-depth. It talked about the key evidence and the deliberation process from the jury. The money quote from one of the jurors was very impressive.
One thing that I didn't like at all about either piece was both spending a good amount of time discussing Simpson's 1995 case where he was acquitted of the murder of his former wife and her friend. Obviously anytime Simpson would get into trouble, it would come up, but both articles spent a large amount on the former trial. I felt it was ok to mention it, but it didn't need to take up so much on each article. A quick reference would suffice.