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O.J. Simpson Murder Case, 20 Years Later! Questions Answered, Secrets Revealed

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Jun. 13 2014, Updated 6:48 a.m. ET

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Twenty years ago, O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were found brutally murdered. The football icon was later acquitted after a sensational trial, and now two decades later RadarOnline.com reveals answers to 20 questions about the case that shocked America….

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//oj simpson murder case twenty questions answered wide

Twenty years ago, O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were found brutally murdered. The football icon was later acquitted after a sensational trial, and now two decades later RadarOnline.com reveals answers to 20 questions about the case that shocked America….

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What happened to the murder weapon? Police never found the knife used in the double murder, although rumors flew during O.J. Simpson’s trial that he had dumped it in the trash at LAX. In 2012, however, a source told the National Enquirer that Simpson had actually kept the murder weapon, believed to be a German stiletto with a blade more than six inches long. According to the source, the jailed Simpson was negotiating to sell it to a wealthy collector for an astounding $5 million and “looking for a strictly cash deal so that the money can be deposited in offshore accounts and can't be traced directly to him.” Simpson was acquitted in 1995.

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What did Kato know? Simpson’s prosecutors dubbed famed freeloading houseguest Kato Kaelin a hostile witness when he was rambling rather than helpful at trial, but he recently said on the 'Today' show, “I testified to things that I knew, not what I thought happened.” However, Kaelin did reveal to 'Dateline' NBC that O.J. tried to persuade him to provide an alibi. “He Simpson had tried to talk to me one time and tell me, ‘You know where I was Kato, you know I was in the kitchen at this time.’"

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Did Robert Kardashian Sr. die with a guilty conscience? The lawyer, who died in 2003 and had fathered reality TV’s famed Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Rob Kardashian, was one of accused killer Simpson’s closest friends. Shortly after the 1994 murders, TV cameras showed him taking a Louis Vuitton garment bag out of Simpson’s mansion. Many believed the bag contained the murder weapon or other evidence (although it was later found empty in court). Ron Goldman’s sister Kim recently told RadarOnline.com that Kardashian Sr. wanted a different bag given to the Goldman family after his death -- but his kids still haven’t turned over the mysterious item. “I have no idea what was in the bag,” Kim said, but added that, “I absolutely think it’s possible that he hid or destroyed key evidence including the murder weapon.”

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What happened to O.J. and Nicole’s children? According to Nicole Brown Simpson’s sister, Tanya Brown, Sydney, 28, and Justin, 25, have gone to college and have maintained a close relationship with the Brown family. They never discuss the murder or Simpson’s part in it. “It’s the pink elephant in the room that I hope never shows up,” Brown, the author of 'Finding Peace Amid The Chaos' told Radar exclusively. “We don’t talk about it. I’m the aunt that when they come to visit, it’s ‘Let’s go to a movie! Let’s go shopping! Let’s go to the beach!’ ”

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What was the alleged motive? While Simpson was acquitted of murder in 1995, many still believe he was guilty and that his motive was jealousy over rumors of another gridiron great, Marcus Allen, being involved with his ex-wife Nicole. Allen didn’t testify in the criminal trial, but during O.J.’s civil trial, he staunchly denied having had an affair with her. However, in her book 'Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted', future 'RHOBH' star Faye Resnick wrote that Nicole praised Allen’s penis on a beach outing, picking up a chunk of driftwood and saying, “This is the size of Marcus Allen.”

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Did Marcia Clark “go commando” in the courtroom? In 2013, one of Simpson’s attorneys, Alan Dershowitz, revealed prosecutor Marcia Clark’s naughty secret in his memoir, 'Taking The Stand: My Life In The Law.' He wrote that Johnnie Cochran had claimed as he “was about to make his closing arguments, Marsha Clark went over to him and whispered, ‘When you’re up there, I want you to think of only one thing: I’m not wearing any underwear,’” Dershowitz wrote. Skeptical of Cochran’s story, Dershowitz contacted Clark himself, who confirmed she’d told the Dream Team lawyer that. But she wouldn’t tell him if she actually went commando or not!

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Why didn’t the glove fit? “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit,” attorney Johnnie Cochran famously said of the alleged O.J. Simpson bloody murder glove during his trial closing argument in 1995. Years later, after Cochran’s 2005 death, prosecutor Christopher Darden made the stunning claim that the Dream Team lawyer tampered with the glove that had been found at the crime scene — so that Simpson wouldn’t be able to put it on. “I think Johnnie tore the lining…so that O.J.’s fingers couldn’t go all the way up into the glove,” Darden asserted.

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Where is the white Ford Bronco? O.J.’s friend Al Cowlings drove O.J. Simpson in the infamous white Ford Bronco freeway chase with police on June 17, 1994 while 95 million Americans watched on TV. Following the civil trial, collector Michael Pulwer purchased the vehicle for $75,000, nearly twice its original value. Today, it’s available to be rented out for parties.

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Did Nicole see what was coming? Before Kris Jenner became a star on 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' she was known as the late Nicole Brown Simpson’s BFF. During O.J.’s trial, evidence of his alleged physical abuse of Nicole came out, and Jenner recently told Dateline, “She had told me, ‘Things are really bad between O.J. and I. He’s going to kill me and he’s going to get away with it.’ She knew exactly what was going to happen to her.”

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What did O.J. say to dead Nicole at her funeral? Even though he was a suspect in killing Nicole, the football star attended his ex-wife’s funeral, held at a church just a mile from the crime scene. Nicole’s friend Kris Jenner said O.J. cried and kissed the coffin and said, “I’m sorry, Nic. I’m sorry.”

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How did O.J. explain Nicole’s 911 calls?: As Radar exclusively reported, Simpson’s manager, Norman Pardo, has released a new documentary, O.J.: In His Own Words. Radar’s preview revealed that although most felt Nicole’s 911 calls about O.J. proved domestic violence, the football star claimed that a fight over her friends, whom he said were hookers, started the drama. O.J. raged that America made him “the poster boy for abuse” because “I don’t want these drug people and these hookers hanging around my kids, and I became the bad guy yelling on the tape.”

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Why Did Robert Kardashian Sr. Represent O.J.? Ron Goldman’s sister, Kim Goldman, exclusively told Radar she believed Kardashian, who didn’t have an active law license, quickly applied to have it reactivated in a calculated move after Simpson was charged with the murders. Kardashian became part of Simpson’s “Dream Team” of legal eagles. “It was a strategic move by the killer’s defense team to have Robert Kardashian get his law license, so he couldn’t be called to testify against him,” Goldman noted. “God only knows what Robert knew. He was absolutely pulled into the case to be a part of the team for a reason. I will never know what Robert knew and what he did to help his friend get acquitted.”

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What was O.J.’s biggest regret? In the documentary 'O.J.: In His Own Words', Simpson spoke in 2008 about his case and revealed his biggest regret. He admitted in the movie released by his manager, Norman Pardo, of Nicole and his first wife, Marguerite, “I was unfaithful to both of my wives, and it’s what I’ve regretted most in my life.” In fact, O.J. cheated on Marguerite with Nicole. He confided of the blonde beauty, “I loved the way that Nicole looked.”

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Why did Nicole’s own sister blame her after the murder? In a painful admission, Nicole’s little sister Tanya Brown recently told Radar she blamed Nicole, “for not telling me about O.J.’s abuse. She had so many times to share it with me and she never did. That’s what victims do. They don’t share.” The author of 'Finding Peace Amid the Chaos' added, “There’s a lot of shame attached to it, and there’s fear, and guilt.”

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How much money have the Goldman and Brown families received from O.J.? After Simpson was acquitted in the criminal trial, the Goldman and Brown families sued Simpson in civil court; they won $33.5 million in damages in 1997. But they’ve reportedly received less than one percent of the money so far.

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What happened to the death condo in Brentwood? Nicole Brown Simpson, 35, and Ron Goldman, 25, were brutally knifed to death outside her Brentwood, Calif., condo at 875 S. Bundy Drive on June 12, 1994. After the media descended on the bloody scene the next morning, unleashing the world’s biggest celebrity murder case, the condo itself became a macabre tourist attraction. It stood empty for two years until it was sold for $200,000 less than its asking price and extensively remodeled by the new owner. The address number was also changed! The condo was sold again in 2006 for $1.72 million.

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How gruesome were the murders? Nicole’s body was found outside her condo with a large gaping neck wound that exposed her larynx and cut into her spine. She was also stabbed on the left side of her neck, her scalp, and her hands. Goldman fought the killer hard, but also died after having his throat cut, as well as his face, chest, hands, and thighs. Cops found Nicole’s sunglasses, which waiter Goldman was returning to her, in an envelope by his body.

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Did O.J. Confess? In 2006, Regan Books announced it was publishing a bizarre book by O.J. Simpson called 'If I Did It' detailing how he would have killed Nicole and Goldman IF he had been the killer. After outcry from the public and Goldman’s family, the book was recalled, but later published by Beaufort Books in 2007 with the profits awarded to the Goldmans. Although the book was allegedly hypothetical, critics said the details could have only come from the killer. Simpson described himself as soaked in blood and holding a bloody knife, with Goldman and Nicole dead in front of him.

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Why did the jury acquit O.J.? Despite a mountain of evidence against him, O.J. Simpson’s jury acquitted him on October 3, 1995 with the dramatic “not guilty” court announcement. Tom Lange, the detective on the case, was frustrated that the trial was moved out of Santa Monica and to Los Angeles County where the jury pool was much more likely to be drawn from minorities. Juror Lon Cryer said it was boring to listen to the DNA stuff; he gave Simpson a raised fist salute after the verdict.

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When is O.J. getting out of prison? Although Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman, he was arrested in 2007 during a botched robbery in Las Vegas involving stealing his own sports memorabilia at gunpoint. Simpson was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008 and is in a Lovelock, Nevada prison. Although Simpson, now 66, was granted parole in 2013 on some lesser charges, he still has to serve about three more years before being eligible for parole on the major charges.

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