After Nicole Brown Simpson and her genital juices exchange partner Ronald Goldman were found brutally murdered at the doorsteps to poshy Bundy Drive condo in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles where Nicole Brown Simpson lived, O.J Simpson, former handegg (I’m having a hard time calling that joke of a sport “football”) star and an ex husband of Nicole’s became the prime suspect. The high profile trial which resulted in OJ Simpson’s acquittal drew so much attention from everyone in the USA, it is dubbed the “Trial of the Century“. With OJ Simpson officially found not to have murdered the two, speculations are rampant as to who could have been the murderer. In spite of his acquittal, most seem to think that the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman was most certainly OJ Simpson’s doing.
OJ Simpson and Nicole Brown Bumping Nasties
After his 1979 divorce from his first wife Marguerite L. Whitley with whom he had 3 children, OJ Simpson married Nicole Brown on February 2, 1985. He was a celebrity handegg player and an actor so finding a pretty Caucasian woman willing to spread her labia for a black cock was easy. Gold diggers for the win!
From their marriage, Nicole Brown Simpson spawned two kids – Sydney Brooke Simpson and Justin Ryan Simpson but in 1992 an idea occurred to her to divorce the handegg star cause that game of spreading labia for gold nuggets no longer seemed appealing. And so it was written, so it was done – Nicole Brown divorced OJ Simpson.
Two years after the divorce, on June 12, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson along with Ron Goldman were found murdered on the walkway leading to the Nicole’s residence located at located at 875 South Bundy Drive in Los Angeles. Nicole had been stabbed multiple times and had a slash wound on her neck which went all the way to the spine.
Ronald Goldman is believed to have either walked right upon the murder in progress or turn up shortly after. He was likewise stabbed multiple times.
The Ford Bronco Chase
On June 17, 1994, OJ Simpson was expected to turn himself in. He was charged with double murder for which, if found guilty, he could face the death sentence however owing to his celebrity status, the LAPD took a little more lenient approach. More than 1,000 waited at the police station for OJ to show up, but he pulled a bailed on them.
Later that day, his friend Robert Kardashian read a letter from OJ Simpson, the tone of which sounded much like a suicide note. The broadcast of the letter prompted everyone to search for Simpson until someone eventually spotted him in his white Ford Bronco, driven by his friend A.C. Cowlings.
The cops caught up with the Bronco on the Interstate 405 and followed it in a low speed pursuit which became known as the Bronco Chase. A.C. Cowlings told the cops that OJ Simpson held a gun to his hand so his friend, Detective Tom Lange tried to get through to him by calling his cell phone and succeeded. Worried that OJ was gonna off himself, Tom Lange tried to argue him into throwing his gun out of the car’s window.
Check out the self explanatory video of the Bronco Chase below:
OJ Simpson on Trial
The infamous Trial of the Century was presided by Judge Lance Ito whom the trial made a celebrity. OJ hired what many dubbed a “Dream Defence Team”. It’s estimated that OJ spent in excess of $3 Million for his defence lawyers, among whom were Johnnie Cochran, Robert Kardashian and F. Lee Bailey. They may have cost a fortune, but they surely knew what they were doing and diligently prepared for anything the prosecution could throw at them.
The prosecution, on the other hand felt like they had a solid case they could not possibly lose and failed to do their due diligence, resulting in mess ups which in the end lead to OJ’s acquittal (and their ultimate defeat).
The People of the State of California vs Orenthal James Simpson trial dragged on for 9 months and quickly became one of the most widely publicized events in American history. On October 3, 1995 more than half of the U.S. population stopped doing whatever they were doing and locked their eyes on the TV screens in anticipation of the jury verdict, making it one of the most watched events in American TV history.
When it was announced that OJ Simpson was found not guilty of both murders, majority of America’s black population cheered in approval, while majority of America’s white population expressed disbelief over justice not served.
Much of LA’s police force was on high alert in fear that if OJ was found guilty, riots similar to those in 1992 which followed the acquittal of four police officers who beat up black motorist Rodney King would ensue.
What messed up the case for prosecution was the inclusion of LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman as a witness in the case. Mark Fuhrman claimed to have recovered a glove soaked with blood of both murder victims after scaling the wall to the Simpson’s estate on the night of murder. The defence however completely destroyed Mark Fuhrman as a witness and as a detective, nailing him down as a liar and racist who would have planted the evidence.
The glove played further role in losing the trail for the prosecution. Prosecutor Christopher Darden, in spite of an advice not to ask OJ Simpson to try the blood soaked glove on, did fall for the tease by defense attorney Johnnie Cochran and did request it. The glove had been frozen and unfrozen several times and when OJ tried to put it on in the court room, it was too small to fit. In his closing statement as well as several times during the trial, Johnnie Cochran uttered the now infamous line: “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”
Another mess up on behalf of the prosecution was mishandling of the DNA evidence. Andrea Mazzola who collected blood samples from Simpson carried the vial in her pocket for almost a day before submitting it for testing. This degree of incompetence made it impossible to deliver accurate and reliable DNA results.
Wrongful Death Civil Trial
After his acquittal, the Brown and Goldman families sued OJ Simpson for damages in a civil trial. A jury unanimously found OJ Simpson liable for damages in the wrongful death of Ronald Goldman and battery of Nicole Brown Simpson. Sydney and Justin – children of OJ and Nicole were awarded $12.6 million from OJ Simpson as recipients of their mother’s estate. The Brown and Goldman families were awarded $33.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
However because California law protects pensions from being used to satisfy judgments, OJ was able to maintain his lifestyle while paying little to the families. He later moved to Miami in Florida where laws make it impossible for a person to lose their residence to a debt.
Las Vegas Robbery
In September 2007, OJ Simpson with 3 other men took sports memorabilia from a room at the Palace Station hotel-casino for which OJ was charged with criminal conspiracy, assault, kidnapping, robbery, coercion and using a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison with the possibility of parole after nine years. He is serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada.
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman Crime Scene Photos
Gallery below contains crime scene photos taken at after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The photo of Nicole’s slashed throat is consistent with the description of the wound by the pathologist however because the photo does not show the victim’s face, it is sometime disputed as possibly somebody else’s. Many thanks to Best Gore member Nicole for her contribution: