This past Friday’s conviction of O.J. Simpson in his trial for armed robbery seems to have been overshadowed by attention to the economy, the presidential election and Major League Baseball post-season playoffs. However, that overshadowing neither diminishes public opinion about the case, nor does it reduce the satisfaction it gives to families of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

There is no doubt that Simpson will be sentenced to a period of incarceration for this conviction, which will include mandatory minimum sentences for the presence of a gun during the robbery. Many feel that this recent conviction and almost certain sentence to prison provides some vindication for Simpson’s acquittal in the early 1990s for his alleged involvement in the murders of Brown-Simpson and Goldman.

Simpson’s defense attorney, Yale Galanter, has indicated that Simpson will appeal the conviction.

Read more about this in an article from the New York Times here.