O.J. Simpson Held on Bail Violation

O.J. Simpson is back in custody pending a bail violation hearing next week in Nevada. The prosecutor filed this complaint (pdf) alleging he left a voicemail for his bondsman asking him to contact a co-defendant, Clarence Stewart, who is not cooperating, and tell him to not to change his story from what he had previously told O.J. O.J.'s voicemail:

"I just want, want C.J. to know that the whole thing all the time he was tellin' me that (bleep), ya know. I hope he was telling me the truth. Don't be trying to change the mother (bleeping) (bleep) now, mother (bleeping) (bleep) holes. I'm tired of this (bleep). Fed up with the mother (bleepers) changing what they told me."

A condition of O.J.'s bond is that he not contact witnesses, victims or co-defendants personally or through his agents.


If Stewart is not cooperating, and he goes to trial with O.J., he can't forced to be a witness or to say anything. So I think at this juncture he has to be viewed only as a co-defendant and not as a victim or witness. Also, O.J.'s message didn't seek to have Stewart lie, but rather, to keep telling the truth. But, the order is pretty clear -- no contact with co-defendants personally or through his agents -- and O.J. agreed to it.

The question: Assuming the Judge finds O.J. violated his bail conditions, will he warn him and continue his bond, or revoke it, which could keep O.J. in jail until the trial?

The criminal charges against O.J., Stewart and others is here (pdf.)O.J.'s lawyer has not responded to media requests for comment yet.

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    um (none / 0) (#1)
    by Jgarza on Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 07:38:51 PM EST
    wow he is an elegant orator.

    Yeah (none / 0) (#2)
    by SFHawkguy on Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 08:01:38 PM EST
    Whether O.J. wants the guy to change his story or stick to it--he sure comes off as an intimidating fellow. He acts as if it's a given that you don't cross the Juice.   It's the same tone one hears from the audio recording from the hotel room incident.  I'm sure it's very intimidating when directed at you.  I thought bailbondmen were tough guys.  Wonder why he ratted on the Juice.

    Backgrounder (none / 0) (#4)
    by manys on Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 10:01:33 PM EST
    Wonder why he ratted on the Juice.

    Maybe there's a Goldman connection.


    O.J. goes bad if you don't keep in the cooler (none / 0) (#3)
    by jerry on Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 09:17:47 PM EST
    That's from FARK, but I thought it was bad enough to share....