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LAS VEGAS - Jurors had been told to ignore what they knew about OJ Simpson's past.

But for many observers the line connecting the former National Football League star's murder acquittal last decade and his new conviction for robbing memorabilia peddlers could not have been clearer.

The attorney for the family of Ronald Goldman - who was killed with Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson in Los Angeles in 1995 - said he thought his hounding of Simpson for years to collect a R272million wrongful death judgment pushed him to a desperate gambit to recover personal items he had lost.

"We drove him into that room to grab the sports memorabilia before we could seize the stuff," said David Cook, who represents Goldman's father Fred.

"Going to jail for beating Fred Goldman out of football and family mementos. Is this closure for Fred Goldman? No. Is this closure for America? Yes."

Simpson's lawyer Yale Galanter said on Saturday, the day after Simpson and Clarence "CJ" Stewart were convicted on all 12 charges against them in the hotel room confrontation, that the Las Vegas jury was "on an agenda" to make up for Simpson's murder acquittal. The two face up to life in prison.

"This was just payback," Galanter said. - Sapa-AP


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