O.J. Simpson Trial: What was O.J. Simpson convicted of?

On October 3, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the heinous murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter Ron Goldman.

The Infamous Crime Is Still Unsolved Decades Later.

From the televised criminal trial that captivated the nation to the kidnapping and armed robbery charges that landed him in prison, here’s a look back at some of Simpson’s most pivotal moments.

USC Football Star

Simpson rose to prominence as a running back for the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in the 1960s. He won the Heisman Trophy, college football’s highest honours, in 1968.

NFL Success

Simpson was the first pick in the 1969 NFL Draft, and he made a name for himself with the Buffalo Bills.

Football To Film

Simpson quit football and went to Hollywood. He was in popular Hertz ads and movies like “Capricorn One” and “The Naked Gun” in the 1970s and 1980s and 1990s.

Simpson And Nicole Brown

Simpson married Nicole Brown in 1985 after having children with his ex-wife, Marguerite Whitley. Sydney and Justin were their two children.

A Gruesome Double Killing

Simpson married Nicole Brown in 1985 after having children with his ex-wife, Marguerite Whitley. Sydney and Justin were their two children.

Brown Simpson and her family dined at a Los Angeles restaurant on June 12, 1994. That night, Ron Goldman, a waiter at that restaurant, went to Brown Simpson’s house to return the glasses her mother had left behind.

Brown Simpson and Goldman Were Found Stabbed To Death At Brown Simpson’s Home Around Midnight.

Simpson was in Los Angeles on June 12 but took a late flight to Chicago that night. When he returned to Los Angeles the next day, he was interviewed by police but was not arrested right away.

The White Bronco Chase

On June 17, 1994, prosecutors told Simpson to turn himself in. Instead, he ran away with his friend Al Cowlings in a white Ford Bronco, leading police on a slow-speed chase that stopped traffic on Southern California freeways and was seen by 95 million Americans watching on network TV.

News helicopters flew overhead, filming the chase, and Angelenos gathered on the streets and in front of their televisions to watch in real time.

Simpson was eventually apprehended and surrendered.

An Unforgettable Trial And Acquittal

Simpson’s trial captivated the nation in 1995.

Prosecutors argued that Simpson was a controlling husband who abused Brown Simpson, while defence attorneys claimed Simpson was wrongfully accused.

Prosecutors also cited blood found at the crime scene in Simpson’s car and home, as well as the fact that he was missing for more than an hour on the night of the killings.

During testimony in Simpson’s murder trial on June 15, 1995, in Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson tries on a leather glove allegedly used in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

The prosecution asked Simpson to put on gloves believed to have been worn by the murderer during the trial, but they did not appear to fit properly.

In his closing argument, defence attorney Johnnie Cochran famously told the jury, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

Simpson was acquitted of all criminal charges on October 3, 1995. He Has Always Preserved His Innocence.

A Guilty Verdict At Civil Court

A civil jury found Simpson liable for wrongful death in the double murder in 1997. Simpson was ordered to pay the Brown and Goldman families $33.5 million in damages.

Las Vegas Arrest

Simpson led a group of men into a Las Vegas hotel and casino in September 2007 to steal what he claimed was his own sports memorabilia.

Simpson was charged with several felonies, including kidnapping and armed robbery.

A Criminal Conviction

Simpson was convicted of the botched robbery in 2008 and sentenced to up to 33 years in prison.

As Judge Jackie Glass prepared to sentence Simpson, she told him, “Earlier in this case, at a bail hearing, I asked, I said to Mr. Simpson, I didn’t know whether he was arrogant or ignorant or both.” And I got this answer during the trial and throughout this proceeding, and it was both. “

Glass said the crime was not a simple, “Oh, Just Give Me My Stuff Back, I Want My Stuff,” “Nobody left the room,” he said. That was in fact a very violent event. At the very least, one gun was drawn. The potential for harm in that room was enormous.

When you take a gun and men with you to demonstrate, in a show of force, that’s not just a ‘hey, give me my stuff back.’

“I Can’t Ignore That The Behavior On September 13 Was Reckless,” she continued. “The law has been broken.”

Simpson apologized in court, saying, “I didn’t know I was doing anything illegal. I’m sorry for everything.”

Simpson was imprisoned. Simpson’s request for a new trial was denied in 2013, but he was granted parole that same year on some of the charges based on good behavior.

Simpson was not released at the time because his prison sentences were to run consecutively. He had to wait until 2017 to appear before the Parole Board once more.

Simpson Is Granted Parole

Simpson was given parole in July 2017, and he could leave prison as early as October 1, 2017.

Before the decision was announced, Simpson told the Parole Board about the botched robbery and how he learned that some “some guys” were attempting to “fence” what he claimed were his personal mementos in Las Vegas.

“We all ended up in Las Vegas as a result of a perfect storm, you know? I was in town for a wedding and was informed that the property was available. “

“I said, ‘Of Course I Want To Buy The Property,'” Simpson revealed this to the Parole Board. “He told me the names of the people he thought were in the room, and I realized they were friends of mine. Do you know?

Actually, some of this stuff was moved and stored by the guys who helped me move. “

“When I walked into the [hotel] room, I noticed my personal property was spread out everywhere,” Simpson explained. “The only thing I noticed on display that wasn’t mine were some baseballs, which I made clear to everyone. I only want my property back… I wasn’t there to steal from anyone. “

A Free Man

Simpson, then 70, walked out of Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Institute on October 1, 2017, the first day he was eligible for release.

Simpson’s lawyer, Malcolm Lavergne, said that when Simpson gets out of jail, he wants to “enjoy the simple pleasures he hasn’t had in nine years.”

One of Simpson’s longtime friends, Tom Scotto, told ABC News, “He only wants to spend time with his family, friends, and children. And maybe some golf. “

Simpson, 74, now resides in Las Vegas.

Simpson is on Twitter and has made comments about recent events such as the Capitol Riots and the Derek Chauvin trial.

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