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Where’s OJ Simpson now? Why is he free?

What is the most iconic trial of the ‘90s? We’re not making any certainties on that matter, it’s far too controversial. But no matter what anyone says, the O.J. Simpson case definitely has a place amongst the top ten. Even after all these years, we still can’t stop talking about it.

The O.J. Simpson trial was the criminal trial of the former college and professional gridiron football star O.J. Simpson. He was acquitted in 1995 of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. The case has been declared one of the most notorious criminal trials in American history. 

Being as though it’s been a long time since the original trial was amongst the current events, the public is eager to look back a bit. Where’s O.J. Simpson now? And if he’s truly the killer, why is he free? We’re not saying he did it, we’re not saying he didn’t but society is growing out of the mentality that celebrities can do no wrong. 

The ‘90s

Back on the night of June 12, 1994 O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole and Goldman were stabbed to death just outside her condominium in Los Angeles. It did not take long for Simpson to become the primary suspect. Simpson was informed on the impending charges. Trying to avoid law enforcement on June 17, he took refuge in the back of a sport-utility vehicle which was driven by his friend A.C. Cowlings. 

After finding out that O.J. Simpson had a gun to his own head, law enforcement officers followed the vehicle at low speeds for more than an hour. The attempted abscond was televised live all over the country. It was seen by an estimated 95 million viewers. Hundreds of the athlete’s fans lined the streets, supporting him. Simpson was placed under arrest and taken into custody in Brentwood, California. 

O.J. Simpson was formally indicted on July 22, 1994, entering a plea of not guilty. The trial lasted from January 24, 1994 to October 2, 1995, when the jury finally began deliberating and reached a verdict in less than four hours. On October 3, O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Unsurprisingly, after the verdict, the topic of race in America joined the headlines. 

Where’s O.J. Simpson now?

O.J. Simpson is now a “completely free man” after his early parole release for good behavior. In 2008, the former NFL star was convicted of robbery and kidnapping in a conflict over sports memorabilia at a Las Vegas casino hotel. He served nine years in a Nevada State prison and was released on parole in 2017. 

Kim Yoko Smith, the Nevada State Police spokesperson said Simpson had been on parole since October 1, 2017 and his term would “otherwise expire” on February 9 of next year. But instead, he was discharged on December 1, 2021. According to O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, Malcolm LaVergne, “Mr. Simpson is a completely free man now.” 

The lawyer declined to answer any questions pertaining to Simpson’s plans for the future and whether he intends to stay in Nevada. Where’s he now? O.J. Simpson is now living in a gated community in Las Vegas where he plays golf. It seems that he’s free due to the Nevada parole board granting him early release for the 2008 conviction. 

Even after all these years, O.J. Simpson is still not seen as the “legal killer” of Nicole and Goldman. There’s a theory that it was in fact O.J.’s son, but the case at least seems to be closed. 

Have you heard of any theories surrounding the O.J. Simpson case? Do you think the suspicion of his son has weight? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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