Can you believe that, 22 years later, a whole bunch of people around the country are still talking about the infamous OJ Simpson case where he was tried for double homicide involving his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and an innocent waiter, Ron Goldman?
Thanks to a couple docuseries’—American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson and ESPNs OJ: Made in America—that’s what has been happening, though.
And with the conversation still ongoing, one of the prosecuting attorneys in the ’94 trial, Chris Darden, brought some interesting news to The View the other day, telling the hosts that he believes Simpson confessed to the murders during the trial, via Complex:
“I think he confessed it,” Darden said. “I think he confessed it during the trial, and I think he confessed it in the L.A. County Jail, but we weren’t allowed access to the conversation or the content of the confession.” In fact, Darden believes Simpson has “probably confessed it” on “a million” different occasions since 1994.
Darden added that his prosecuting team was told OJ “confessed during the trial” to a former football star and Christian minister, Rosey Grier.
Here’s the entire nine-minute video of Darden’s time on The View from Thursday:
The news comes after one of Simpson’s old friends and a former LAPD officer, Ron Shipp, told the New York Daily News that he hopes an actual confession from OJ Simpson comes soon, via Complex:
“I hope one day he actually will rid us of all the doubt and all the conspiracy theories and say ‘sorry I cannot go to prison (because of double jeopardy laws), but I am sorry I did it,” says Shipp, who believes that will happen.
“I do,” he said. “I got a call about a conspiracy theory about Jason (Simpson’s son) being the killer and I thought, man, come on Juice, just say ‘my son didn’t do it.'”
Simpson is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence for a separate arrest after being charged with multiple felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping, during a 2007 incident in a Las Vegas hotel.