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OJ Simpson Book: 'If I Did It'

EDIT…Just noted the source for the article is National Enquirer…take it for what it’s worth…

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15066202/

"O.J. Simpson is confessing. Hypothetically, that is.

The former football great, who was acquitted in criminal court 11 years ago of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, reportedly has been paid a whopping $3.5 million to write about the double murder that shocked and riveted the nation in 1994, according to a detailed report in the new National Enquirer.

But Simpson is not actually confessing to the murder ? rather, he?s writing a ?hypothetical? book ? which the Enquirer reports is tentatively being called ?If I Did It.?

The early part of the book tells how Simpson fell in love with Nicole and how the marriage collapsed, reports the tab. He goes on, according to the article, to describe in gruesome detail the killing of his ex-wife and Goldman; he stipulates that the murder scenes are ?hypothetical.? But, notes the tab, the descriptions are ?so detailed and so chillingly realistic? that readers are left with little doubt as to what really happened.

Simpson can never be retried for the murders because of double jeopardy laws, according to the Enquirer, which also claims that Simpson aims to keep any book money instead of paying it out in a civil suit judgment against him by spending it all quickly."

Interesting. On a side note, I remember this show on the Discovery channel about some guy who tortured and mudered this poor women. He was found not guilty, but confessed afterwards to mulitiple people. Then, a guy moved into his old house and while remodelling, found pictures of the crime underneath the floor.

Gives me chills when I realize people like this can get off scott-free and there is nothing to do about it b/c of double jeporardy. Man…

[quote]dead_lifter5000 wrote:
Interesting. On a side note, I remember this show on the Discovery channel about some guy who tortured and mudered this poor women. He was found not guilty, but confessed afterwards to mulitiple people. Then, a guy moved into his old house and while remodelling, found pictures of the crime underneath the floor.

Gives me chills when I realize people like this can get off scott-free and there is nothing to do about it b/c of double jeporardy. Man…[/quote]

This is what the CIA is for.

:slight_smile:

[quote]GaMeOvEr305 wrote:
dead_lifter5000 wrote:
Interesting. On a side note, I remember this show on the Discovery channel about some guy who tortured and mudered this poor women. He was found not guilty, but confessed afterwards to mulitiple people. Then, a guy moved into his old house and while remodelling, found pictures of the crime underneath the floor.

Gives me chills when I realize people like this can get off scott-free and there is nothing to do about it b/c of double jeporardy. Man…
[/quote]

I don’t know. How much can you get for perjury? After all, Capone got nailed for tax evasion.