OJ Simpson To Finally Confess To Murders
Legally, he’s in the clear. The US Constitution protects against double jeopardy. Simpson has been tried and acquitted. He can’t be tried again.
So he’ll cash in on the morbid curiosity of the public, if this happens, and so will Oprah apparently.
O.J Simpson has confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he murdered his former wife, it has been reported.
The talk show host made headlines recently saying that one of her regrets was never having got the shamed former sportsman to confess to the killing.
And it appears her wish may well have come true with reports Simpson has already told one of her producers in an interview from jail that he knifed ex-wife Nicole in self-defence – a confession he will now repeat to the talk show queen during a spectacular televised sit down interview. …
“He told the producer: “Tell Oprah that yes, I did it. I killed Nicole, but it was in self-defence. She pulled a knife on me and I had to defend myself”,’ the insider was quoted as saying.
Ed Morrissey notes that Winfrey has been trying to land this interview for a while, and adds:
Legally, Simpson has very little to concern him with a confession. Having been acquitted of the murders, he cannot be tried again. He has already been found civilly liable for the deaths with a multi-million dollar judgment in force against him, but since he’s doing a long stretch for armed robbery in Nevada, that judgment hardly is at the top of his concerns, either.
If I were Simpson, what I would be worried about more than the legal ramifications to confessing to murder in a splashy, well-publicized way is the reaction from some in the public who may be tempted to take justice into their own hands.Tags: oj simpson, oprah winfrey