O.J. Simpson’s alleged accomplices decided not to roll the dice on their own fate in court but to take a plea deal. The two men, Walter Alexander and Charles Cashmore, both will take plea deals offered to them and turn state’s evidence against O.J. Simpson. Both men are accused of taking part in a four men group who tried to take memorabilia from dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley.Â This took place on September 13th in Las Vegas at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.
Alexander told the judge that he would plead guilty to a felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery and Cashmore plead guilty to being an accessory to robbery which is a felony. Cashmore’s lawyer Edward Miley had this to say outside court: “He can establish who was in the room, what was said, who had guns,Â who didn’t have guns, potentially who may have seen guns, who didn’t see guns. I think he wishes he would have never met O.J.”
Cashmore spoke to the press after stating he was taking a plea. He apologized to his family and friends and said he wanted to do the right thing. Both men waived their preliminary hearings and will be in court on the 23rd of this month.
The two men were originally facing life in prison before taking the plea agreement. Cashmore will probably receive five years in prison while Alexander could face up to six years. There are three other men facing charges along with Simpson who is facing additional charges.
Alexander knew O.J. because they were old golfing partners while Cashmere claims to have me O.J. and the other men just a few minutes before they busted into the hotel room. Cashmore’s lawyer says that his client was in the wrong place at the wrong time.Â Cashmore turned in several items that were taken from the memorabilia dealers such as autographed footballs and baseballs.
Simpson has stated that he only went to the hotel room to get back items that were taken from him after his murder trial by a former agent and that no guns were involved. Cashmore speaks a different story. Also Alexander’s lawyer said that he did not believe Cashmore could prove that his client had been using a gun.
Both men have been arrested before for crimes committed in the past. They will have their day in court later this month and O.J. will be back in court November 8thÂ and 9th when prosecutors will be presenting against him.