What crimes did OJ Simpson commit? – The Sun of Mexico

Orenthal James, better known as OJ Simpson, died at 76, his family announced this Thursday. The life of the former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers player was marked by the “trial of the century”, where he was accused of double homicide.

Simpson’s family explained on social networks thatThe former player died due to prostate cancer.

During the best moment of his career, OJ Simpson was involved in a case that marked not only his life but also American television, as the coverage of the “trial of the century” It generated national controversy because it was one of the great stars of the National Football League.

In 1994, OJ Simpson was accused of murdering his ex-partner Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend, Ron Goldman. The case generated such a stir that it was dubbed the “trial of the century”, which began with a police car chase of the then star, which was broadcast on national television, leaving one of the most iconic scenes on American television.

In this trial he was declared “not guilty”, generating strong controversy. However, in 1997 a civil court found him guilty and he was forced to pay $33.5 million in damages to the Goldman family, which he never paid.

Luck ended for Simpson in 2007, when he was arrested in for kidnapping and armed robbery of two sports memorabilia collectors. For this crime he spent nine years in prison and was released in 2017.

The series that tells the controversial story of OJ Simpson

“The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” (2016) is the story that tells in detail the “trial of the century”, It is an FX production which even won an Emmy.

The series starring Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Paulson and David Schiwimmer, tells step by step what was experienced in the Simpson case, from the persecution to the legal details for which he was declared not guilty, including the gloves controversy. It is worth mentioning that it was directed by Ryan Murphy, famous for also directing the famous horror series, American Horror Story.

If you want to know in detail the “trial of the century”, you can find it on different streaming platforms such as Star+, Disney+ and Netflix.

|| With information from AFP ||

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