After spending nearly nine years in prison, the so-called notorious footballer, O.J. Simpson, also known as Orenthal James Simpson, is soon going to be a free man. Yes, it's true.
The footballer turned actor, O.J. Simpson, nicknamed as 'The Juice' will be released from the Nevada Lovelock Correctional Center, and the expected date for him to come out is October 1, 2017. A committee of four payroll/parole commissioner announced this with the total of four unanimous votes.
For those who still don't know or might have forgotten, infamous footballer, O.J. was sentenced to 9 to 33 years of time in jail after declared guilty in 2008 armed robbery, along with ten other charges.
At the time of his trial in 2008, prosecutors said that Hall of Famer (including five other men) was armed with a deadly weapon as they walked into Las Vegas casino hotel room in September 2007, and stole important objects such as signed game balls and pictures.
We at WittyFeed have compiled some mind blowing facts about O J Simpson that reveal some important parts of his life.
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More than a month after Simpson was accused, sentenced serial killer Glen Rogers admitted to the killings of Brown and Goldman. Rogers, who is currently resting on death line, gave a comprehensive description of how he murdered them and even pulled a knife. The legality of Rogers' rights have not been confirmed, and some think he confessed with the support that he would be shifted to California and that'd help him to bypass execution in Florida.
On the morning of the murders, Simpson's girlfriend Paula Barbieri left him a 30-minute-long message on the answering machine in which she informed him that she is breaking up with him. Also, she told OJ that she's leaving him for Michael Bolton. As Simpson was charged with murder, Barbieri came back to support him and stayed with him until the final verdict.
Chris Darden, in his book, 'In Contempt' admits that he had a weekend getaway to San Francisco with Marcia Clark. He also confessed that both of them had feelings for each other, but didn't say if they got physical.
On June 17, 1994, Football and film star O.J. Simpson drove police on a low-speed car pursuit along the Los Angeles roads soon before his arrest for the killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her buddy Ron Goldman. This video aired on CNN highlighting the sound of OJ's telephone talk with Homicide Detective Tom Lange. When this chase ended, O.J. was enjoying the glass of Orange juice.
The amount of evidence which was available but the prosecution didn't use is incredible. OJ's recorded conversation with the police, his car chase footage or all the items which were found in his car including a loaded gun, $8000 in cash, clothes, family photos, passport, weren't presented. The jury also never heard officially that Nicole Brown looked for the help from women's shelter days before her murder.
According to a Nielsen and Sony survey, the verdict on OJ Simpson was the third most 'globally impactful' televised consequence in the last 50 years after Hurricane Katrina and 9/11. More than 100 million people halted what they were doing to see the announcement. It's reckoned that $480 million was wasted in productivity. Before the sentence, President Bill Clinton was informed of safety rules in case of political rioting.
In the episode of five FX Miniseries, Judge Ito provides Dominick Dunne with a particular spot for covering the entire O.J. Simpson trial. Not because he was the best in his job, but because judges knew that Dunne would be sensitive because of what happened to his daughter. A guy named John Sweeney, who was the ex-boyfriend of Dunne's daughter had strangled her in broad daylight. After getting the special access, Dunne went on to become one of the most distinguished journalists to cover O.J. Simpson's trial. Unfortunately, the world lost Dominick Dunne in the year 2009, as he died at the age of 83.
After the verdict had been announced, O.J. treated a huge party at Rockingham house in which his mother arrived in Rolls-Royce. Almost 'forty cases of champagne were ordered.'
A CNN-Time poll conducted at the event of the verdict revealed that 62% of white Americans believed OJ was criminal and 68% of African Americans assumed he was clean. In 2015, a CNN/ORC poll told that 53% of African Americans think the sentence was justified, while 90% of white Americans believe he is wrong.
Darden indeed had to take a prohibitory order against the mother of his 2-year-old child because she was entirely obsessed with O.J. trial, and even used to send emails with the name of Nicole Brown Simpson.
Now, 66-year-old, O.J. Simpson is currently imprisoned on the charges of kidnapping and armed robbery, serving a 33-year sentence.
On July 20, at the time of his hearing, O.J. Simpson said that he has four kids, and he has missed a lot of time with his family. He made a remark that at this point of time in life all he needs is to be with his family, that's all.
Well, what interesting turns this case would take? Only time would tell.
That's all, folks!