Following the premiere of the highly anticipated FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Tuesday night, it was clear the 1995 acquittal of Simpson is still eliciting emotional responses — whether you think he did it or not — from the world.
While the law still states his innocence — Simpson is currently serving 33 years in a Nevada prison for an unrelated crime — here are some reasons many think he’s guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.
Simpson will be eligible for parole in October 2017.
While O.J. Simpson’s confession to killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994 remains alleged, there are quite a number of reasons to suggest he may actually be guilty.
1. DNA — The prosecution of Simpson’s case presented compelling DNA evidence, including matching bloody footprints, hair follicles, and a glove found near Simpson’s home containing blood that tested positive as belonging to Goldman. Blood was also found in Simpson’s Ford Bronco near the driver’s outside door handle. Other blood samples were smeared inside on the console, door, steering wheel, and carpeting. DNA tests showed some of the blood consisted of a mixture of Simpson’s genetic markers and the victims’.
2. THE INFAMOUS CAR CHASE — On the day of his arrest, the LAPD chased Simpson in his white Bronco for hours. To top it off, the spectacle was all caught on tape.
3. CHANGE OF ALIBI — O.J.’s initial alibi was that he was asleep at the time of the murder. His defense later changed that alibi with a series of stories, one of which claimed he was hitting golf balls outside his home. Simpson’s defense also claimed that a neighbor’s housekeeper, Rosa Lopez, saw his car parked outside the home. However, Lopez later confessed during cross-examination that she could not be precisely sure whether or not his Bronco was there.
4. MOTIVE — According to the prosecution, Simpson had plenty motive for killing his ex-wife. Simpson was reportedly prone to jealous rages (evidenced by taped 911 calls from Nicole herself), including allegedly hitting, stalking, and degrading her — all signs that he was quite capable of murder.
5. THE “IF I DID IT” BOOK — There’s no greater way to say “I’m guilty” than to publish a book detailing how you would hypothetically do it, all in the name of profit. An excerpt from the book reads:
“If I had actually done it… I would have brought my good gloves that day. I would have thought it was shame they shrunk when I left them out on the patio, but I would have brought them just the same. They were my lucky gloves, and I would have needed them cause I was going to stab my slut of a wife… hypothetically.”
1. O.J. seen talking to his lawyers Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran, and Robert Kardashian during a trial date.
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2. The late Robert Kardashian defends his friend O.J. Simpson in court.
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3. O.J. Simpson and his ex-wife Nicole Brown in seemingly happier times.
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4. AI Cowlings, the friend who drove O.J. during his infamous Bronco chase.
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5. Judge Lance Ito listens to defense motions to exclude Mark Fuhrman's testimony and the prosecutions' response to retain the information 11 September during a court hearing in the O.J. Simpson murder trail.
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6. O.J. x Johnnie Cochran.
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7. Kato Kaelin, O.J. Simpson's tenant gives testimony of events leading up to the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman.
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8. when O.J. and Nicole said
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9. Deputy District Attorney Chris Darden asks Judge Lance Ito in the O.J.Simpson case 13 January to bar the defense from asking Los Angeles Police detective Mark Fuhrman if he ever uttered a racial epithet.
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10. Did O.J. do it?
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11. The scene around O.J.'s October 3rd trial date.
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12. O.J.'s sister spotted near the crime scene.
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13. The infamous Bronco chase.
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14. The crowd cheers after hearing the verdict on October 3rd, 1995.
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15. A much earlier photo of O.J. and his good friend AI Cowlings, circa 1979.
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16. O.J. tries on a glove that was used in the murder of his ex-wife.
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17. "If the gloves don't fit, you must acquit."
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18. O.J. Simpson and his ex-wife Nicole Brown in seemingly happier times.
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19. Deputy district attorney Marcia Clark is shown during testimony at the preliminary hearings.
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20. Marcia Clark
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21. O.J. Simpson and his kids at Nicole Simpson's funeral.
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22. Robert Shapiro reads O.J.'s damning letter to the press.
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23. O.J.'s "Dream Team"
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24. O.J. Simpson with Nicole and the kids during happier times.
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25. Johnnie Cochran lays down the law, circa 1995.
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26. Not Guilty.
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27. The Juice at his 1994-1995 murder trial.
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28. Robert Kardashian sits through trial.
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29. O.J. heading to court in his civil trial for the deaths of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
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30. Bruce and Kris Jenner attend the trial.
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31. Robert Shapiro x O.J. Simpson.
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32. O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown with their children Sydney and Justin.
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33. Robert Shapiro in 2015.
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34. Marcia Clark then and now.
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35. O.J. Simpson leaving the courthouse after the civil trial that followed his murder trial.
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36. O.J. heads to the place he knows best, court.
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37. O.J. at an evidentiary hearing in 2013.
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38. O.J. at an evidentiary hearing in 2013.
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