Former Cop Ron Shipp Believes We’ll Get an OJ Simpson Confession One Day
Will O.J. Simpson ever confess to murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman? An old friend of his seems to think so.
On Sunday, Ron Shipp, a former police officer who was friends with O.J. for 26 years, attended the Los Angeles premiere of ESPN’s new documentary, O.J.: Made in America. There, he told the New York Daily News he thinks The Juice will come clean. Eventually.
“The guy is in total torment today,” Shipp said. “Someone told me he is 300 pounds and he looks horrible. O.J. has always felt his appearance meant everything and now, deep down inside, he is starting to live with himself.”
Simpson is currently serving time for an armed robbery charge unrelated to the 1994 murders. Shipp apparently thinks the former football great might finally confess when he gets released from prison, which could come as early as next year.
“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 [you know, double jeopardy and all that], but I am sorry I did it.”
Shipp told the Daily News that he initially had mixed feelings as to whether Simpson was guilty of the murders. However, he was also called as a witness for the prosecution in the famous 1995 murder trial, telling the jury that O.J. told him he had dreamed about killing his ex-wife. So Shipp’s feelings obviously got straightened out somewhere along the way.
As for the ESPN documentary, it’s a whopping seven hours long and will air in five installments beginning Saturday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Set your DVRs now because it’s supposed to be good.
Hat Tip – [New York Daily News]