American football star OJ Simpson dies at 76, convicted of the ‘crime of the century’

Former American football player OJ Simpson He died this Thursday, April 11, as his family announced on social networks. He died at the age of 76, “surrounded by his children and grandchildren,” they reported in a statement, where they also requested privacy at this time “of transition.” Despite his stellar sports career (eleven seasons in the NFL), Simpson gained worldwide notoriety for the crime of the century: in 1994 he was accused of killing her wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend. He was acquitted in 1995, but the sentence was appealed two years later. His lawyer was Robert Kardashianpatriarch of the Kardashian clan.

The long trial, which was followed minute by minute by the media around the world, concluded in 1997. when the court declared him responsible for both murders and imposed compensation of 33.5 million dollars at the time. All the background of the case and all the evidence collected, such as the previous complaints of assault, the footprints of OJ Simpson’s shoes or the glove with blood stains, made headlines and news in the United States and Europe in a media wave. unstoppable. The OJ Simpson case swept the world.

The Kardashians’ father, their lawyer

He was in charge of the defense of soccer star Robert Kardashian, who rose to world fame due to this judicial process. Bob and OJ were friends. Kardashian was married to Kris Jenner, the mother of the Kardashian sisters, between 1978 and 1991. The defense cost Simpson a million-dollar bill: the press then speculated that the law firm, named by the media with the dream teamwould have taken between 3 and 6 million dollars.

The former player always maintained his innocence. Years later, he wrote the memoir If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer (If I had done it: murderer’s confession). In 2008 he was accused again for a robbery, which cost him a sentence of 33 years, of which he served 9. Finally, and after completing his probation period, he was released from prison in 2017.