O.J. Simpson will appear in a Nevada court today to face charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping and 11 other felonies stemming from an alleged armed robbery in a Sin City hotel room.
A judge is set to determine whether there is enough evidence for a trial. Three of Simpson’s co-defendants have already come forward to accept plea bargains and testify against the ex football great.
If the judge decides that a trial may proceed, the case may not begin until 2008. The preliminary hearing today may continue into tomorrow and even Saturday.
If prosecutors can show sufficient evidence to proceed in a case against Simpson - and he's convicted of some of the charges - Simpson, 60, faces almost certain prison time. One charge alone - robbery with use of a deadly weapon - carries a sentence of two to 15 years. Kidnapping could bring a life sentence.