2 co-defendants in armed robbery case agree to testify against O.J. Simpson

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The plea agreements up the ante in the prosecution of Simpson. Cashmore can testify that guns were involved in the Sept. 13 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas casino hotel room, his lawyer said. “He can establish who was in the room, what was said, who had guns, who didn’t have guns, potentially who may have seen guns, who didn’t see guns,” attorney Edward Miley said outside court. “I think he wishes he would have never met O.J.” Simpson and his lawyers have denied guns were in the room at the Palace Station hotel-casino. His lawyers did not respond Monday to requests for comment. Both Alexander and Cashmore waived their preliminary hearings. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure Jr., set both men’s arraignments for Oct. 23. Cashmore faces up to five years in prison. “In District Court, he’ll be pleading guilty to accessory to robbery,” Clark County District Attorney David Roger told Bonaventure. “He’s agreed to provide truthful testimony.” Outside court, Cashmore said he thought he’d done the right thing, but declined additional comment. Cashmore was initially arraigned on nine felonies and a gross misdemeanor, charges that included kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy. A kidnapping conviction alone could have resulted in a sentence of life in prison with parole. Simpson and the others, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, Michael McClinton, and Charles Ehrlich, are due in court for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 8 and 9. Bonaventure will decide then whether there is enough evidence to send the case to trial in state court. If asked, Cashmore will testify if asked at the preliminary hearing that Alexander and McClinton were armed when they entered the room with Simpson, Miley said. Simpson claims at least some of the items taken from collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong belonged to him, and his lawyers have maintained that no guns were used. Simpson and the others are charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, assault, burglary and conspiracy. Cashmore was introduced to Simpson and most of the others in the group for the first time minutes before the alleged robbery, Miley said. “He didn’t know anyone. He didn’t know what was going on,” Miley said. “He didn’t have a gun.” Cashmore, a journeyman laborer, bartender and disc jockey, surrendered to authorities six days after the encounter, and after police released images from hotel security videotapes showing him carrying a box from the room at the hotel. Cashmore didn’t look at everything in the box, but said some items included lithograph prints of football great Joe Montana, his lawyer said. Cashmore should have immediately gone to the police and turned over the items he carried out of the room, Miley said. “He should have done something, but he didn’t,” Miley said. In 1996, he plea bargained a felony theft charge to a misdemeanor and received probation in an embezzlement case in Utah. Alexander’s lawyer, Robert Dennis Rentzer, declined to say whether Alexander had a gun in the room, but expressed doubt Cashmore could say Alexander was armed. McClinton’s lawyer, Bill Terry, did not respond to requests for comment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAS VEGAS – A second co-defendant in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery case said Monday that he will plead guilty to a reduced charge and testify against Simpson and four others in the alleged hotel room theft of sports collectibles from two memorabilia dealers. Walter Alexander, 46, of Mesa, Ariz., told a judge he will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery, a felony. He could face between one and six years in prison. Outside the courtroom, Alexander and his lawyers declined to say what testimony he will provide. Earlier Monday, Charles Cashmore, 40, of Las Vegas, told the same judge that he would plead guilty to a felony and testify for the prosecution. last_img read more

Shake up your own elegant summer cocktails from Castle Grove

first_imgWelcome to this week’s Castle Grove blog on Donegal Daily.We hope that each of you have had a wonderful Easter break, although the busy Easter weekend and Egg Hunt are over, the preparation for a busy summer season continues.Next up: The May bank holiday weekend. This bank holiday weekend we are planning the launch of our new Summer Cocktail menu which will include a list of delicious drinks to be enjoyed over the summer.We have created the selection using the finest liquors and ingredients from our Walled Garden to bring you an elegant and relaxed taste of Castle Grove to enjoy on the lawn in the sun or in the drawing rooms after dark.Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details.With the thought of drinks on the lawn in mind, we would like to share the details on how to make a few of our favourite cocktails from the menu. Castle Grove’s Fair Lady:35.5 ml Hendricks GinDash lemon juice15ml rose waterChampagne or Prosecco top.Ginger Fizz:If you are more of a Prosecco fan, why not try some chilled Prosecco with some homemade ginger syrup and elderflower cordial. To make the ginger syrup, simply grate a full ginger root into a pot, add two cups of water and ½ cup of  brown sugar, bring to boil. Let simmer.When cooled, add 1 teaspoon of syrup to your champagne glass and top with Prosecco, and finish with a splash of Elderflower cordial.Add a fresh raspberry to garnish.Savoury snacks:To add some savoury bites and invite a few friends, impress with these easy to prepare Fivemiletown Goat’s Cheese Bon Bon: They are a great summer snack, delicious and a no fuss finger food option for outside.1. Gently roll your goat’s cheese into bite size balls.2. Roll in Panko crumbs for a crunchy shell.3. Lightly fry in a shallow fryer or the deep fryer.4. Serve with sweet chili dipping sauce or your choice of sauce.5. The balls will be hot, so serve immediately whilst the cheese is melted, soft and gooey!Have a fun bank holiday weekend.XoxoThe team at Castle GroveShake up your own elegant summer cocktails from Castle Grove was last modified: May 25th, 2017 by Castle GroveShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:castle Grove country houseCocktailsfoodrecipelast_img read more