Friday 19 January 2018

Revealed: What OJ Simpson said to his defence lawyer after being acquitted of murder

Robert Shapiro (l.) and Johhny Cochran sit with Simpson during the trial.
Robert Shapiro (l.) and Johhny Cochran sit with Simpson during the trial.
Defense attorney Robert Shapiro

In his first interview in twenty years, lawyer Robert Shapiro — who was part of OJ Simpson’s so-called 'dream team' of lawyers - has finally revealed what Simpson said to him after being acquitted.

Mr Shapiro, who was recently portrayed by John Travolta on 'The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, told Fox presenter Megyn Kelly that Simpson said:

“You told me this would be the result from the beginning. You were right.”

Mr Shapiro, revealed that he tried on the bloody glove used as crucial evidence in the trial.

Defense attorney Robert Shapiro
Defense attorney Robert Shapiro

“It was a little bit wide in my palm and a little bit long in my fingers. O.J. Simpson has enormous hands, and I knew that the glove would not fit him. No question about it. Wouldn't even be close,” he said.

Despite persistent question, Mr Shapiro wouldn't be drawn on OJ Simpson's guilt or innocence and refused to discuss his "moral" opinions on the case, explaining he deals in “legal justice.”

“There’s no question in my mind that any fair juror who saw that case from the beginning to the end would conclude there was reasonable doubt,” he said.

In the interview, Mr Shapiro said Simpson's celebration at the end of his trial were “inappropriate”.

He also said that OJ Simpson did not contact him when he was charged in 2007 with robbery, for which he is now serving a 33 year term.

"He still owed me money from the first one."

SImpson is eligible for parole in 2017.

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