OJ SIMPSON DIDN’T LOOK BELIEVABLE AS A KILLER
HE DIDN’T LOOK LIKE A KILLER
OJ Simpson was initially cast to play the role of the Terminator, but James Cameron eventually axed OJ because he didn’t think he would be believable as a killer. Sylvester Stallone and Mel Gibson both turned down the Terminator role.
THE TRAGIC IRONY
Ironically, OJ Simpson was charged with two counts of murder with special circumstances. He did not surrender and was declared a fugitive. A suicide letter was found shortly before Simpson is spotted riding in friend Al Cowlings’ white Ford Bronco. With Cowlings driving, they lead police on a 60-mile slow speed chase and end up at Simpson’s Brentwood mansion. Simpson surrenders to police at his home. Simpson was acquitted of these charges in the criminal trial and later was found liable in the civil wrongful death suit brought by the victims’ families and awards the plaintiffs $8.5 million in damages.
OJ SERVED TIME
In 2007, OJ Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with the felonies of armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2008, he was convicted and sentenced to 33 years imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole. He served his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center near Lovelock, Nevada. After serving nine years, he left prison to start a new chapter as a parolee.