The man who claims O.J. Simpson barged into a Las Vegas hotel room “commando style” and stole sports memorabilia is in critical condition at a hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Fifty-three-year-old Bruce Fromong of North Las Vegas is in the intensive care ward at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Hospital spokeswoman Simi Singer says Fromong was admitted Monday night after having what’s described as a “massive” heart attack.
OJ Simpson, best known for his acquittal in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, now faces up to a 30-year sentence after his arrest Sunday in a Las Vegas hotel.
Prosecutors in Las Vegas told reporters that Simpson “is facing a lot of time.”
Simpson was charged on Tuesday with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, robbery and burglary; burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon; kidnapping with a deadly weapon; robbery with a deadly weapon; assault and coercion with a deadly weapon in a dispute over sports memorabilia at a Las Vegas hotel.
Simpson and his three co-defendants face a total of 11 charges that could send the 60-year-old athlete-turned-actor to prison for the rest of his life — a fate he dodged in his sensational “trial of the century” by winning an acquittal.
The Las Vegas charges stem from what authorities say was the armed theft on Thursday by Simpson of his own sports memorabilia from a pair of collectors who were staying at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.