Las Vegas timeline

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A timeline of the major events in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping case:

Aug. 21 — Memorabilia dealer Thomas Riccio tells FBI agents Simpson wants to televise a confrontation with a collector he believes is peddling stolen Simpson memorabilia.

Sept. 13 — Simpson and five others — Clarence Stewart, Walter Alexander, Michael McClinton, Charles Cashmore and Charles Ehrlich — meet Riccio, enter a hotel room at the Palace Station casino and, prosecutors say, seize items at gunpoint from dealers Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong. Beardsley and Fromong report the incident as an armed robbery. Simpson is questioned.

Sept. 14 — Police name Simpson as target of investigation and question him.

Sept. 15 — Police arrest Alexander and charge him with assault and armed robbery.

Sept. 16 — Simpson is arrested, charged with felony armed robbery, assault and conspiracy, and booked into jail. A judge orders him held without bail.

Sept. 17 — Stewart surrenders, turns over items believed to be taken from Beardsley and Fromong, and is released on $78,000 bail.

Sept. 18 — McClinton surrenders. Prosecutor formally charges Simpson, McClinton, Stewart and Alexander with nine felonies including kidnapping, which carries a possible life sentence. Simpson charged with additional felony count of coercion with a deadly weapon.

Sept. 19 — Judge sets $125,000 bail for Simpson. He posts bond, is released from jail and returns home to Florida. Charles Cashmore surrenders.

Sept. 21 — Cashmore is arraigned and Ehrlich turns himself in on felony charges.

Oct. 15 — Cashmore and Alexander cut plea deals in return for testifying against Simpson.

Oct. 24 — New charges of felony coercion are filed against Simpson, Stewart, Ehrlich and McClinton.

Oct. 29 — McClinton agrees to plead guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in exchange for testifying against Simpson.

Nov. 8 — Simpson appears in Las Vegas Justice Court for preliminary hearing.

Nov. 14 — A justice of the peace rules that Simpson and two other men should stand trial on 12 charges, including kidnapping and robbery.

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Sources: Associated Press reporting, Las Vegas police arrest reports, Las Vegas Justice Court records.

AP-ES-11-15-07 0005EST


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