The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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March 5, 2013

OJ Simpson ex-girlfriend sentenced for ND robbery

Christie Prody accused of trying to steal purse

FARGO, N.D. — A former girlfriend of O.J. Simpson has been sentenced on a felony robbery charge in North Dakota.

Christie Prody of Moorhead was given a suspended four-year prison term and two years of supervised probation after entering an Alford plea Monday. The plea means she did not admit guilt but acknowledged there likely was enough evidence for a jury to convict her.

  Prody was accused of trying to steal a woman's purse in November at a mall in Fargo, which neighbors Moorhead. She also is accused in Minnesota's Clay

County of stealing painkillers from an elderly couple. That case is pending.

Prody and Simpson began a 13-year relationship in 1996, after the former pro football star was acquitted of killing his ex-wife and a friend in 1994 in Los Angeles.

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