Read FBI’s 475-page document on OJ Simpson case

Stephen Nartey June 10, 2024
OJ Simpson died on April 10 -- Photo credit: Gerald Johnson

The FBI released a 475-page document on Friday concerning the murder investigation of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, weeks after O.J. Simpson’s death. The case, which captivated the nation, ended with Simpson’s acquittal on October 3, 1995.

Simpson, who died on April 10 at age 76, was the subject of the 475-page FBI document released posthumously. The FBI’s release of such documents is standard protocol following an individual’s death, according to ABC 7.

The document was labeled “Part 01,” but it is unclear if more documents will follow. The documents mainly focused on the investigation and many are handwritten notes, according to ABC 7, adding that some names are redacted. They also show that the FBI went to Italy to study Bruno Magli shoes, a rare shoe worn by the murderer.

Simpson, famed for his football career, first gained prominence as a running back at the University of Southern California, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1968. He later achieved NFL stardom with the Buffalo Bills in the late 1960s and 1970s.

Known as “Juice,” the Pro Football Hall of Famer is regarded as one of the greatest running backs, ranking just outside the NFL’s top 20 in career rushing yards with 11,236. Simpson made history in 1973 as the first NFL running back to rush for over 2,000 yards in a 14-game season.

After his football career, he transitioned to acting, appearing in TV shows like “Roots” and films such as “The Naked Gun.” His career was overshadowed in 1994 when he was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Brown Simpson, and her friend, Goldman.

In 1994, Simpson led police on a widely televised low-speed chase through Los Angeles in a Ford Bronco driven by former NFL player Al Cowlings. The chase interrupted programming, including the NBA Finals, and drew an estimated audience of 95 million viewers nationwide.

In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of murder charges in the highly publicized “Trial of the Century.” Despite his acquittal, questions about his guilt persisted. In 1997, a civil case found Simpson liable for the deaths of Brown Simpson and Goldman, ordering him to pay $33.5 million in damages.

In 2008, Simpson was convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery for attempting to retrieve personal items from memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. He served nine years of a 33-year sentence before being paroled in 2017. Simpson died of cancer in April.

Read the entire FBI file here.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: June 10, 2024


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