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Prediction: When OJ Leaves Prison in October, He Will Confess to Murders

Former Football Star Tormented Knowing Jason Simpson is Blamed for the Murders


OJ Simpson at the murder trial famously struggled with the gloves

In a 2016 interview, Robert Shapiro said that he knew the gloves would not fit Simpson because he, Shapiro, had tried them on the week before. "I could barely get them on, and my hands are much smaller than OJ's."

When asked if OJ Simpson was guilty of the double murder, Shapiro said: "There is legal guilt and moral guilt. As to legal guilt, OJ Simpson is definitely not guilty of the murders. As to moral guilt, I have never answered that question from anyone. Not even my wife."

Attorney Robert Shapiro may be keeping OJ's confidences, but his friends, not so much.

Speaking with the New York Daily News at the premiere for the O.J.: Made in America documentary, Simpson's friend Ron Shipp, a police officer who has been acquainted with Simpson for decades, said the footballer is "in total torment" right now.

"The guy is in total torment today," Shipp said. "Someone told me he is 300 pounds and he looks horrible. O.J. has always felt his appearance meant everything and now, deep down inside, he is starting to live with himself.

Officer Shipp told the Daily News he think Simpson will eventually come to realize he will never be tried again for the murders (i.e. double jeopardy). That being the case, he may as well "come clean," the better to "live with himself" going forward.

"I hope one day he actually will rid us of all the doubt and all the conspiracy theories and say, 'Sorry I cannot go to prison [because of double jeopardy laws], but I am sorry I did it,'" Shipp said.

There are numerous conspiracy theories about the Brown/Goldman murders. Several involve people close to OJ, such as A.C. Cowlings, who was with Simpson during the slow speed chase.

"I do," Shipp said. "I got a call about a conspiracy theory about Jason [Simpson's son] being the killer and I thought, man, come on Juice, just say, 'My son didn't do it.'"

Simpson has lived in a Nevada prison since 2008, when he was convicted of Armed Robbery.

The O.J. Simpson robbery case (officially State of Nevada v. Orenthal James Simpson, et al.) was a criminal case prosecuted in 2007–2008 in the U.S. state of Nevada, primarily involving the retired American football player, O.J. Simpson.

On the night of September 13, 2007, a group of men led by Simpson entered a room in the Palace Station hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bruce Fromong, a sports memorabilia dealer and drug dealer, testified that the group of men broke into his hotel room and stole various sports memorabilia at gunpoint.

Three days later, on September 16, 2007, Simpson was arrested for his involvement in the robbery and held without bail. Simpson admitted taking the items, which he said had been stolen from him, but denied breaking into the room. Simpson also denied the allegation that he or the people with him carried weapons.

The items, including his Heisman trophy, had in fact been seized by Ron Goldman's father to satisfy a civil judgment.

On October 3, 2008-exactly 13 years to the day after he was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and Ronald Goldman-Simpson was found guilty of ten counts, all the counts in the complaint. On December 5, 2008, Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison with eligibility for parole after 9 years (in October 2017). He is currently incarcerated at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada. He is eligible for parole in October 2017.

When Simpson walks out of jail later this year, it would be a good time to put the murders behind him, by admitting what everyone who followed the trial already knows--Simpson did it.

The football player's estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson

It has been more than 20 years since O.J. Simpson's 1995 murder trial and yet the case remains an American obsession. The FX mini-series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and the upcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, O.J.: Made in America, have re-ignited the conversation about all things O.J. and the role that race, celebrity, sports and the media played in the so-called "Trial of the Century."

Robert Kardashian, a member of OJ's Dream Team of lawyers, became famous as a result of the trial. His daughter Kim Kardashian became even more famous, as a result of her releasing a sex tape with rapper Jay-Z (yes, I know someone stole it). And who became the most famous houseguest in America? That's right, Kato Kaelin. See, you knew it, 25 years later.


Reader Comments

flint24 writes:

Sex tape with Ray J, not Jay Z.


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