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>> oh, yeah, it was a real good, real bullets. >> and real drama. >> they're going through orange coun county. >> news helicopters hovering above, as the bronco drives past stunned onlookers. >> people were jamming on their brakes, jumping out of their cars. sometimes in the middle of the freeway. >> think about everybody else, all right? >> i can't do it on a field. i want to do it at her grave. i don't want to do it at my house. >> too many people love you, don't throw it away. >> two bodies butchered, one of them, o.j.'s ex-wife. >> stabbed, slashed, nicole was almost decapitated. >> if you watched this story unfold, it's a moment in time you could never forget. two decades later -- >> i remember it as if it was
yesterday. >> it's as raw and painful as it was 20 years ago. >> an extraordinary story of celebrity and murder. >> we saw perhaps the falling of an american hero. >> o.j.'s wild ride, 20 years after the chase. >> on june 13th, 1994 at approximately 10 minutes after midnight, a witness discovered the body of nicole brown simpson. the presence of a second body, an individual who has now been identified as mr. ronald goldman, 25 years of age. >> the bodies were found on the sidewalk outside nicole simpson's condo, a few miles from where o.j. simpson lives. >> terrible questions are hanging in the air around o.j.
simpson today, as investigators in l.a. probe the violent deaths of his ex-wife and another man. >> we will piece this together until we bring the responsible party together. >> we're not going to rule anyone out. >> orenthal james simpson, better known as o.j. or the juice had been in the spotlight for years. as a heisman trophy winner, an nfl hall of famer. >> we'll do whatever we have to do to stay together. >> and more recently as an actor and pitchman. ♪ >> everybody stand back. >> it wouldn't be those accolades or celebrity that he would be most remembered for. instead, it would be his connection to a grizzly double murder. >> he deserves to be in jail for
murder, for slaughtering two people and not giving a damn one way or the other about anything but killing them. >> tom language was a detective with the los angeles police department. he couldn't tell me how he really felt 20 years ago, but he sure can now. >> simpson is a sociopath, simple as that. it took about 30 seconds for us to figure that out. >> reporter: let's go back to june 13th, 1994. >> how brutal was that crime scene? >> slashed, stabbed, everything else. nicole was nearly decapitated. it was a very bloody scene, it was obvious ron goldman had fought, and fought hard. >> reporter: the scene at nicole's condo didn't add up. who was ron goldman, and why was he there? as the lapd inspected the crime scene at south bundy drive, they discovered a bloody glove. >> of course, the interesting thing was, it was a left glove,
bloody trail tailing in conjunction with footwear impressions going west. >> officers were dispatched to o.j.'s home on north rockingham avenue to inform him about his ex-wife's murder. o.j. and nicole had met when she was a teenager and were together for most of the next 17 years. a sometimes rocky relationship with allegations of abuse. they divorced in 1992. it was at o.j.'s home where detective lang made the call to nicole's family to break the tragic news. >> nicole's dad answered. >> and what did you say? >> i said, mr. brown, i regret to inform you that your daughter has died. she's been killed. and right away, i heard denise start screaming. >> oh, i remember it.
i remember it as if it was yesterday. >> nicole's sister denise brown was also on the call. she says she had no doubt o.j. was the killer. >> and i said, oh, my god, he finally did it. something inside me just knew. something inside me just knew. >> what did she extreme? >> that m.f., i knew the son of a [ bleep ] did it. she was screaming completely out of control. that's when something told me something was going on with the simpson guy. it was at that point that things started to come together. >> reporter: at rockingham, they didn't find o.j. but what they did find appeared to be the match to the glove found at the crime scene. >> the sun comes up, there's a blood trail from the bronco right on into the house. it's not tailing away from the house, it's tailing into the
house. >> are you thinking at this point? >> he's a suspect obviously. >> o.j.'s your suspect. >> he's a suspect. it didn't mean he did it, if he did, we're going to be able to prove it. the blood's going to do it. the blood is at the core of the evidence in this case. >> police finally reached o.j. at a hotel in chicago. he had flown there less than two hours after the murders. when police informed him of his ex-wife's murder, he flew home. >> can you move that out of the way. >> the media and police were waiting. o.j. was briefly handcuffed. lang knew he had to deal with the former football star carefully, if he wanted o.j. to cooperate. >> your goal was to get him to trust you so you could get your blood sample? >> of course. get the blood, just as importantly as the fingerprints and everyone else. you attempt to glean inconsistencies in someone's statement. this is just hours after the murder.
he doesn't have his head straight yet. >> surprisingly, o.j. agreed to an interview with lang and his pa partner phillip van adder. >> the date is june 13th, 1994 and we're here with o.j. simpson. >> were you surprised that o.j. simpson agreed to an interview? >> a little surprising. especially when i looked at his hand and it was still bleeding and he had a band aid on his left hand. >> how did you get the injury on the left hand? >> the first time, when i was in chicago, and all, but at the house, i was just running around. >> how did you do it? >> i broke a glass. one of you guys had just called me, and i was in the bathroom and i just kind of went bonkers for a little bit. >> is that how you cut it? >> it was cut before, but i think i just opened it again. i'm not sure. >> did he screw up? >> many times, i think there's 16 or 17 of them in there. >> he was inconsistent? >> in all these statements, lied
about others. >> o.j., we've got sort of a problem. we've got some blood on and in your car. we have some blood at your house. and it's sort of a problem. >> well, take my blood test. >> we'd like to do that. >> simpson allowed them to take a blood sample, fingerprints, even a photo of his finger. this would be the first and only time lapd investigators would speak with o.j. simpson without a lawyer. >> anything can you tell us? coming up, o.j. simpson disappears. >> he was to surrender to police at 11:45 this morning. >> and murder turns into a manhunt. >> the los angeles police department right now is actively searching for mr. simpson. and even piano tuners were just as simple?
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ron goldman, a 25-year-old waiter with dreams of having his own restaurant was very close with his sister kim and father fred. >> we were just each other's safe haven. we knew we were each other's foundation and comfort. and it just was easy. >> he had a heart of gold. absolute heart of gold. >> they buried ron just days after the murders.
>> my dad just kept saying, it should be me, it's not supposed to be him. it should be me, it should be me. >> any parent that's ever had to do that knows what a painful, horrify i horrifying gut tearing feeling it is. >> ron goldman was a waiter at a restaurant that nicole frequented. that night he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. now, 20 years later, his sister kim reveals in her new book, she still can't forgive the man she believes murdered her brother. >> this was deliberate, vicious. there's no act of forgiveness.
>> nicole brown simpson, a 35-year-old mother of two and sister of denise. >> tell me about the picture. >> my favorite picture of me and my sister, and that's how i remember her, like this. fun. fun loving. >> the funeral attended by friends and family, and the prime suspect former husband, o.j. simpson. >> why would he even show up at her funeral? >> oh, god, you know what, you're going to have to ask him that. i don't even want to address that. >> how did that make you feel? how did that make the family feel? >> honestly, i was numb, i just lost my sister. i didn't see what was going on around us. >> the next morning the lapd said there would be an
announcement at noon regarding the murders. reporters and photographers packed the room at police headquarters. the press conference would be unexpectedly delayed. >> we had multiple bomb threats in the auditorium that morning. it didn't please me that i had to empty out that auds tore yum and get it checked. >> it was the right thing to do. >> when the commander finally stepped to the podium. just before 2:00 p.m., no one was prepared for what came next. >> this morning, the detectives from the los angeles police department have sought and obtained a warrant for the arrest of o.j. simpson charging him with the murders of nicole brown simpson and ronald goldman. mr. simpson in agreement with
his attorney was scheduled to surrender this morning. initially that was 11:00. then became 11:45. mr. simpson is not appear iing. the los angeles police department right now is actively searching for mr. simpson. >> what were you thinking right there? all those gasps? >> it was pretty interesting, i heard a lot about that moment from a lot of people over the years, and no one seems to forget that moment. when they sucked the air out of the room with gasps. >> a media crush inside, and a gathering crowd outside. the first inkling into what
would explode into a national obsession. at 3:00 p.m., los angeles district attorney gil garcetti delivered a stern message. >> i want to say something to the entire community. if you in anyway are assisting mr. simpson in avoiding justice, mr. simpson is a fugitive of justice right now, and if you assist him in anyway, you are committing a felony. >> o.j. simpson is a fugitive. >> what do you remember thinking about that? >> oh, my god, i was mad. >> three hours later, there was another press conference. robert shapiro made a plea to his client, o.j. simpson. >> for the sake of your family, for the sake of your children, please surrender immediately,
surrender to any law enforcement official at any police station, but please do it immediately. next, robert kardashian stepped to the microphones to read a note from his close friend. >> this letter was written by o.j. simpson today. to whom it may concern. first, everyone understand i have nothing to do with nicole's murder don't feel sorry for me. i've had a great life. great friends. please think of the real o.j. and not this lost person. thanks for making my life special. i hope i helped yours. >> it sounded like o.j. was
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>> everyone was on alert looking for a double homicide suspect who also happened to be a heisman trophy winner. >> o.j.'s whereabouts wouldn't remain a secret very long. >> i told him directly, you know how this is going to earned up. someone's going to see o.j. on the freeway, we're going to get the call. >> i think i just saw o.j. simpson on the 5 freeway, heading north. >> near nicole brown simpson's grave, the white bronco is spotted. at the wheel, o.j.'s best friend and former teammate al cowlings. >> do you see him? >> yes. we can look at him, and he stared us down.
>> okay. >> police now in his rearview. cowan calls 911, making sure they know o.j. is armed and desperate. >> 911, what are you reporting? >> i have o.j. in the car. >> i'm coming up the side freeway. >> you have to tell the police to back off, he's still alive, he has a gun to his head. >> is everything else okay? >> everything right now is okay, officer. everything is okay. he wants to get to his house. >> okay. >> that's all we ask, he has a gun to his head -- >> what's your name? >> my name is -- you know who i am. >> okay. >> tv helicopters swooped in to join the chase. >> i'll never forget that night. i'm in washington. >> our guest is john lang.
>> doing larry king live. >> the amount of money athletes are being paid today. >> i have to interrupt this call, we're going to go to a live picture in los angeles, is that correct? >> this is i-5. police believe that o.j. simpson is in that car. >> what do you remember from what was being said in your ear. were you thinking, oh, my god, o.j.'s on the run? >> he's in the car, he's got a gun. the police are going slow behind him. this is crazy, going up on i-405. nothing was bigger than this story. >> viewing a car being driven by one of o.j.'s oldest friends. >> all the overpassions we've seen have been lined with cars and pedestrians. >> they could be heading to l.a. police headquarters. >> the spectacle we'lled in 95
million tv viewers. tom lange was blindsided by the news. >> the next thing we here, we're sitting in the squad bay and somebody said simpson's on tv. >> what's he doing on tv? >> we flip it on, and that was going through the slow speed chase. >> you hear people say surreal. >> you're in a days. >> we're going to stay with this. the car is not exceeding the speed limit. the california highway patrol is another helicopter, trailing it, nobody is pulling this car over. we could only guess as to why not. >> victim ronald goldman's father, fred goldman had his own ideas. >> i thought, quit following him on the freeway, do what you would do with any other fleeing felon. he's a fugitive, he's running, take him down. i don't mean take him down shoot
him and kill him, stop him, arrest him. >> when you were meeting with other members of the lapd when this was going on, tell me how you were preparing and strat guidesing for number one possible gunfight, shootout. or number two, surrender. >> when we had those discussions, it was a dynamic situation, whether or not we should do some type of intervention. it could have gone sideways instantly. the officers on scene would protect themselves. it could have resulted in a shooting. >> still free, and leading police on this bizarre slow speed chase, o.j. does something unexpected. he calls his deceased ex-wife's family from the back seat of the bronco. >> did o.j. at any time call you? >> i talked to him, i said listen, you have two kids. then i gave the phone to my dad.
>> did your dad try to talk him out of it? >> yes, he did, because of his children. >> the browns are not alone in reminding o.j. of his children. >> your kids need you. >> i already said good-bye to my kids. >> no, we're not going to say good-bye to your kids. >> the detective got his cell phone number from a colleague. >> i thought, what if he picks up? nobody is in control of this situation. what is it going to hurt? no reason not to call. >> i took lang back to that heart pounding call. >> just throw it out the window, please, you're scaring everybody. o.j. are you there? nobody's going to hurt you. >> this is for me. >> i know that, but do it for the kids, please. please, toss it out you're
scaring everybody. >> i'm not going to hurt anybody. >> i know you're not going to hurt anybody. >> you're scaring everybody. >> just tell them i'm sorry. you can tell them later on today or tomorrow i'm sorry. i'm sorry i did this to the police. >> he's apologizing to you, he's saying, please apologize to all the police. >> yeah. >> why? >> you'd have to argue that as guilt. >> no, guilt, he's a sociopath. he's playing this game. in the back of my mind, i know that. >> next, the slow speed chase takes a frightening turn. >> think about everybody else, all right? >> you're on the freeway, i can do it in the field, at her grave. i want to do it at my house.
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at this point we can only pray that they'll be able to pull this off in safe measure. >> distraught with a gun to his head, o.j. simpson is on the run. and threatening to end his emotional pain with a bullet. >> just throw it out the window, and nobody's going to get hurt. >> i'm the only one that deserves. >> no, you do not deserve that. >> to get hurt. >> you do not deserve to get
hurt. >> tom lange is on the phone, hoping to prevent o.j. from committing suicide. >> was that gun loaded? >> yeah. it was a real good with real bullets. this is now a public safety issue. >> i'm trying to show everybody i love everybody. >> we know that, and everybody loves you. especially your family, your mother, your friends, your kids, a.c., everybody does. don't do this. >> lang is doing all that he can to try to keep things from escalating. >> what if he shoots himself, cowlin cowlings. what about one of these dummies running up to the car? what he says doesn't matter, what i say doesn't matter, as long as he doesn't shoot somebody. >> how did you know what to say? >> i didn't. >> it was just you and your gut?
>> yeah. people kept putting notes in front of me, i don't have time to read that stuff. >> kim goldman also hopes detective lang's pleas can keep o.j. alive. >> when everybody else was yelling shoot him, just end this, i was like, no, no, no, i need to know what happened. i needed the truth, i was very nervo nervous. >> and she was right to be nervous. during the chase o.j. seems despondent. >> get rid of the gun, please. too many people love you, don't give it all up. don't hurt anybody. >> i'm just going to leave, be with nicole. that's all i'm going to do, that all i'm trying to do. >> when he said i just want to be with nicole, i just want to go to her grave, that's all i
want to do. is that true, did you believe that? >> honestly, no. what does it mean, you want to go be there, you want to sit at her grave? you feel remorse for what you did? a lot of people thought he was going to take his life. i'm like, no, sorry. >> you didn't think he was going to? >> no. >> why not? >> i just know that with the people i know that have committed suicide, they don't talk about it, they do. >> it's going to be a lot better tomorrow, believe me. please. we need you to throw it out the window. >> o.j.'s pulling over, what to do, thousands of fans and spectators stop everything, including driving, just to get a front row seat to o.j.'s bronco drama. >> people were jamming on the brakes, jumping out of cars, sometimes in the middle of the freeway, to run over to the side to cheer o.j. on. >> an airline pilot was visiting his parents in l.a. when he
learned the juice was on the run, and coming his way. >> all the media networks showed this play by play, i knew the bronco was traveling north, i realized, i'm only two blocks away. i'll go down there and document it for myself. >> he makes sure to bring his camera to the scene. he took these photos capturing the riveting spectacle. >> it was about 6:00 p.m. as far as i can remember. people were just meeting in droves on the overpass. there were people holding signs up, go o.j. signs. spray painting signs impromptu on the highway itself. the vibe was a frenzy, it was a circus like atmosphere. >> but those brief moments of frenzied energy would soon change as the bronco passes them
by. >> people were jumping up and down, still shouting, screaming. and then all of a sudden it got quiet and i noticed some people were actually crying at the time. i think just the gravity of the whole event hit them, that this is a guy charged with a double murder, trying to escape police and obviously not going to be able to do it. and i think that's when it hit him that this is really a sad situation. >> the slow speed procession is now winding its way closer to o.j.'s brentwood home. though he's talking suicide. o.j. also seems afraid of the army of police that are waiting for him. >> you just tell them at my house, i know they're all over the place with guns. you just let them know i'm not coming to hurt any of them. >> do you think he was going to hurt anybody else? >> at that point i didn't think he was going to hurt anyone else
or himself. i thought it was a matter of time before he surrendered. >> you going to go to the house? you. >> let them all know, you let the police know, i wasn't running. >> i know you weren't. >> i know you weren't running. >> i was trying to go to nicole's grave. >> as the bronco pulls off the freeway and on to sunset boulevard, it begins making its way through residential streets. o.j. is now just blocks away from his home. coming up, the chase becomes a stand-off. >> the door is opening, and let's see what happens now. we'll watch with you. spokesperson: the volkswagen passat is heads above the competition,
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>> keeps picking up, keeps talking. >> you're tired too, aren't you? >> i know, i know. >> lapd detective tom lange is trying to keep o.j. alive and calm. as he reaches what is clearly his final destination. >> getting close to the house. the squad is waiting for him. >> i'm pulling into my drive way. >> i see you. please, toss the gun. juice, just toss it. come on, man, just toss it, please? all right. juice, just toss the gun. >> but it's not just police waiting for him. as soon as the car arrives to rockingham o.j.'s 24-year-old
son jason rushes to the bronco. >> a lot of things are going on here. he's just pulled into his drive way, that's his son jason screaming and hollering, he's definitely not acting. >> what was going on with jason? >> he was very emotionally upset, because he knows what's going on, his dad is in there with a gun. >> who is that out there? just toss is it it, juice. he's just trying to help. he's just trying to help, man. >> a.c. cowlen still in the bronco, shoves jason. >> you there. >> police officers quickly intervene, dragging o.j.'s son away. >> listen to me, listen to me, o.j. >> you see a.c. screaming at him. >> yeah. >> yeah, a.c. and him are very, very close. he's -- to a.c. is as close as any family member. s.w.a.t. is yelling at him, cowlings is involved at this
point. jason is yelling at him. getting all sorts of orders from the police. they do not want to see him step out of that car with a gun. >> with the car now secured in the drive way, tom lange hands over negotiations to the s.w.a.t. team. >> the conversation was over, he didn't care about me any more, he has his hands full. >> that was it for you, your job was done? >> sure. >> you sit back, what was going through your mind at this point? >> i was relieved. you're tired, you thrash, you're really tired before this began opinion this is an emotional thing that thrashes you. physically and mentally, completely thrashed. >> lang is done, but o.j. and a.c. remain in the car with a loaded gun. helicopters swirl overhead and the world watches, waiting for
something, anything to happen. and then -- >> the door is opening, and let's see what happens now. we'll watch with you. this is the driver's side. >> ac exits the car, and makes his way to the house. but police don't swarm to arrest him. in fact, a.c. seems to become a middleman, between officers and a despondent o.j. >> it's like he knew there was no way out. he was trapped by circumstances, and then he was literally trapped by law enforcement, there was no place to go. >> more than an hour of the stalemate would pass. >> there no one rushing or standing around. >> al cowlings is having a conversation with someone inside. >> they are talking to o.j. on the phone, trying to negotiate something.
>> viewers stay riveted to the tv's and the sun sets. o.j. is still holed up in the car. police don't approach the bronco, though, they want to avoid a potentially violent end. >> there wouldn't be any mistakes. they would take him into custody without a shot being fired. and if a shot needed to be fired, it would probably be one. >> until finally -- >> this is larry king in washington, we have greg lamont on the phone with us. greg, can you now confirm that o.j. is arrested? >> yes, sir, he is in custody. >> hidden by nightfall from prying cameras, o.j. simpson emerges from the bronco. clutching family photos, he staggers out of the car and collapses into officers arms. >> >> how did the swat negotiators do it?
how did they get him out of that car and into his house? >> well, they just talked to him. they were able to talk him out into submission. >> what do you think it was that clicked in o.j.'s head, all right, i'm getting out, this is over, i'm going inside. putting my hands up. >> i just thought it was from his perspective inevitable. there was nothing else he could have done. it was over. >> and he figured that out? >> saw it right in front of him. there was no place else to go. >> in cowlings' pockets, police would find almost $89,000 in cash. in the bronco, a fake goatee, mustache, receipts from a beauty supply store along with o.j.'s passport and the gun. >> he had all this disguise kit and all this stuff. maybe in the back of his muddled mind he was thinking i'll cross the border and lay low for a
while. i don't know. >> o.j. was brought into police headquarters as crowds gathered. with o.j. in custody, the lapd has one more press conference that night. >> he was searched and then he was allowed to call his mother, visit the restroom and had a glass of orange juice. [ laughter ] >> the case was over, but the nation's obsession was just beginning. coming up -- >> what is your emergency? >> can you get someone over here now. >> police release a chilling 911 recording from nicole? >> he's back. please. >> okay, what does he look like? >> he's o.j. simpson, i think you know his record. >> just stay on the line. >> i don't want to stay on the line. he's going to beat the [ bleep ] out of me. ♪ so nice, so nice
o.j. simpson, the juice, charged with being a vicious knife-wielding murderer. adoring fans couldn't -- or wouldn't -- believe it. because the o.j. they loved in movies and on tv was so charismatic -- >> nobody does it better than hertz. >> and so likable. he seemed to have it all. the smile, charm, beautiful wife. but that wholesome image would
be hard to maintain. first, the arrest for a double murder. then, days later, police would release a shocking recording. >> we have to be in compliance with the law and release this material. >> it was a 911 call made by nicole brown simpson in 1993. >> 911 emergency. >> can you get someone over here now? he's back. please. >> okay, what does he look like? >> he's o.j. simpson. i think you know his record. >> okay, just stay on the line. >> i don't want to stay on the line. he's going to beat the [ bleep ] on me. >> wait just stay on the line so we know what's going on. does he have weapons? >> i don't know. he went home now he's back. the kids are upstairs sleeping and i don't want anything to happen. >> okay, just a moment. >> o.j., could you please leave? please? please leave. >> i'm leaving with my two [ bleep ]ing fists is what i'm leaving with.
>> seven months later nicole brown simpson was dead. >> you know, i miss nicole terribly. i know that she's here. i know she's with me. i just remember myself being so angry and it took me 13 years to get over that anger. i want to be able to remember nicole as we were. the fun times we used to have. the good times. the joking around, horsing around times. >> and it's as raw and painful as it was 20 years ago. ron is in my thoughts every single day. there's not a day that goes by that i don't think about him. he's not buried somewhere inside, it's right at the surface. >> the lives of the brown and goldman families shattered. so, too, the iconic image of
o.j. simpson. >> we saw perhaps the folly of an american hero. >> in his court appearances, o.j. went through a dramatic transformation. >> please speak up so you may be heard. >> yes. >> morphing from a grim, depressed defendant at his first arraignment -- >> not guilty. >> -- to a confident superstar just one month later. >> absolutely 100% not guilty. >> a rocky romance, a double murder, a superstar on the run, all leading up to what many people would call the trial of the century. a long-running tv drama, every minute broadcast live, the cameras turning every lawyer and every witness into a celebrity. >> nine months of craziness.
nine months of theater. nine months of acting. >> and nine months of debating every detail. >> how much hairdo the people need? >> five to ten hairs from each area. which usually amounts to about 100 hairs. >> i have never, ever heard of such a request. >> i'm very surprised to hear mr. shapiro has never heard of the number of hairs being required before because it is a standard thing. >> but this much was beyond dispute -- two innocent people were dead, a superstar had been charged with murder. >> mr. simpson, would you please stand and face the jury? >> and the entire country was captivated.
. >> this is cnn tonight. i'm don lemon. soccer fans are glued to their tv sets, rooting and howling for their teams. tonight, a big victory for team united states. there's also breaking news in the great violent divider in the world. sunni islamic militants doing their very best to tear iraq into pieces, dividing it into sectarian regions where hate would dominate. militants from isis, the islamic state in iraq and syria are on
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