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O.J. Simpson convicted of armed robbery-kidnapping

LAS VEGAS -- O.J. Simpson is going to prison.

After a 13-hour deliberation, jurors found Kendall resident Simpson and a co-defendant guilty on all charges, including armed robbery, kidnapping and conspiracy. A Las Vegas judge will mete out their prison sentences in December -- both will serve mandatory time and face life with parole.

Simpson, 61, showed little emotion as he was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs, his bail immediately remanded. Simpson's sister Carmelita Durio collapsed on the on the courtroom's floor and was attended to by medics.

''I love you, man,'' a visibly distraught Thomas Scotto said as marshals led Simpson out of the courtroom. Scotto, a North Miami Beach auto-shop owner, was Simpson's key defense witness.

''He's extremely upset, extremely emotional,'' said Simpson's Miami attorney, Yale Galanter, adding that the last thing he said to his client was "good luck.''

''Whenever you defend someone and they're found guilty it's not happy news,'' Galanter said. ``This is not a happy day for anybody.''

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