Transcript for OJ Simpson 20 Years Later
Familiar name OJ Simpson twenty years after the case that transfixed a nation. The case that was about the murder of Simpson's ex wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The polarized reaction to his acquittal and tonight OJ is behind bars but not for their murders so what is his life like now. ABC's senior national correspondent -- novelist tells us. Football hero movie star commercial pitch man murder suspect and today forgotten man in a Nevada prisons now. It's been a long twenty years for OJ Simpson since that courtroom in Los Angeles scene of America's trial of the century. It began June 12 1994. And with the murder of OJ is estranged wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her waiter friend Ron Goldman. But when LA police went to -- rested OJ made his most famous run. In his friend's white bronco the trial carried live on national TV made the lead characters household name is Johnnie Cochran. For doesn't -- You must -- dead of a brain tumor in 2005. Prosecutor Marcia Clark now a -- legal analyst still convinced of Simpson's guilt. And of course everyone's favorite slacker. The non -- witnessed part time actor Kato Kaelin. I walked into -- courtroom with no known many walking only every screaming Qaeda. And finally there is OJ bloated and -- last seen in a courtroom a year ago. Begging for freedom now serving a 33 year sentence. Guilty of stealing his own memorabilia at gunpoint the guns. Acknowledged it was months. Two decades and a remarkable turnaround from that surprising not guilty verdict. That lit up OJ is famous face so long ago -- -- -- -- ABC news Washington.
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