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OJ Simpson's former girlfriend sentenced in alleged purse-stealing incident

O.J. Simpson Attends Bail Hearing On Robbery Charges

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O.J. Simpson's daughter Arnelle Simpson (C) and Simpson's girlfriend Christine Prody (R) attend O.J. Simpson's court appearence on charges which include kidnapping, assault and burglary at the Clark County Regional Justice Center September 19, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Christie Prody, O.J. Simpson's ex-girlfriend of more than 10 years, has been sentenced in North Dakota to a four-year suspended prison term and two years of supervised probation for allegedly trying to steal someone's purse outside of a mall in Nov. 2012.

WDAY reported at the time that 37-year-old Prody to grab the purse off the shoulder of a woman who was walking into the mall.

Police say this was an attempted mugging. They say the victim was simply walking into the mall with her purse around her shoulder and Prody tried to snatch it and get away...the two women went to the ground in a scuffle, the victim started screaming for help and a guard arrived just seconds later...The victim suffered minor injuries.

In a Fargo courtroom on Monday, Prody entered an "Alford plea" to the felony robbery charge, meaning she did not admit guilt, but acknowledged there likely was enough evidence to convict her, reports the Associated Press.

She is accused in a separate case in Minnesota of stealing painkillers from an elderly couple while working as an in-home nursing assistant.

In 1996, Prody began dating notorious ex-NFL star Simpson after he was acquitted in Los Angeles of double murder for the stabbing deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

Simpson is currently serving nine to 33 years in a Nevada prison stemming from a 2007 armed robbery of a sports collectible dealer. His attorneys have alleged that Simpson wanted to recover family photos and personal mementoes, and that he didn’t know the men he took along had guns.

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