It’s been 25 years since O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman were brutally murdered, and the debate over what really happened the evening of June 12, 1994, rages on to this day.
The still-unsolved murder case would result in the arrest of the former NFL star and would eventually lead to what many consider to be the most publicized criminal trial in U.S. history.
Just after midnight on June 13, 1994, Brown and Goldman were found stabbed to death outside Brown’s condominium in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
As seen in exclusive photos published by Spiel News..com, Brown’s body lay in a pool of her own blood and her head was nearly decapitated.
Almost immediately, Simpson became a person of interest.
But instead of turning himself in, Simpson fled. Five days after the murder, he engaged authorities in a now infamous low-speed chase in his white 1993 Ford Bronco, driven by his friend Al Cowlings.
Eventually, Simpson surrendered to officers, kicking off a lengthy trial for the murders of Brown and Goldman. The world was shocked when Simpson was found “not guilty” on October 3, 1995 – more than one year after the gruesome crime.
After the verdict, Simpson vowed to never rest until he found who he deemed to be the real murderer.
“I will pursue as my primary goal in life the killer or killers who slaughtered Nicole and Mr. Goldman. They are out there somewhere. Whatever it takes to identify them and bring them in, I will provide somehow,” Simpson said in a statement.
“I can only hope that someday, despite every prejudicial thing that has been said about me publicly, both in and out of the courtroom, people will come to understand and believe that I would not, could not and did not kill anyone,” his statement read.
Check out this special Spiel News..com gallery for more on the story behind the “Crime of the Century” and where the case stands 25 years later after the murders.