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10 Crazy Facts You May Not Know About The OJ Simpson Trial

To commemorate the season finale of American Crime: The People Vs OJ Simpson, airing tonight on FX, we look back at the trial of the century that captured the attention of the nation twenty years ago. Here are ten crazy facts you may not know about the OJ Simpson trial.

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Soon after the Bronco chase, OJ spoke to his mother and then drank a large glass of orange juice because OJ needed some OJ after a very stressful day. The irony made all the members of the media laugh.
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Soon after the Bronco chase, OJ spoke to his mother and then drank a large glass of orange juice because OJ needed some OJ after a very stressful day. The irony made all the members of the media laugh.

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Nicole’s dog led a neighbour to the crime scene, who then alerted the police.
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Nicole’s dog led a neighbour to the crime scene, who then alerted the police.

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OJ Simpson was trained in knife combat weeks before the murders. He was preparing for his starring role in NBC’s Frogmen. The show was cancelled before it even aired when OJ was announced as a suspect to the murders.
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OJ Simpson was trained in knife combat weeks before the murders. He was preparing for his starring role in NBC’s Frogmen. The show was cancelled before it even aired when OJ was announced as a suspect to the murders.

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Prosecutor Chris Darden fathered a love child with a woman who was obsessed with the OJ Simpson trial. Darden needed to get a restraining order against the woman.
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Prosecutor Chris Darden fathered a love child with a woman who was obsessed with the OJ Simpson trial. Darden needed to get a restraining order against the woman.

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Judge Lance Ito first met his wife Margaret Ann York at a homicide scene. “We met at 4 a.m. at a homicide scene, both looking over a dead body,” Ito has said.
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Judge Lance Ito first met his wife Margaret Ann York at a homicide scene. “We met at 4 a.m. at a homicide scene, both looking over a dead body,” Ito has said.

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Every major TV news network and TV channel were live broadcasting the Bronco chase simultaneously. They even cut away from game 5 of the NBA Finals to broadcast the Bronco chase.
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Every major TV news network and TV channel were live broadcasting the Bronco chase simultaneously. They even cut away from game 5 of the NBA Finals to broadcast the Bronco chase.

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Serial Killer, Glen Rogers, claims that OJ hired him to murder Nicole. Rogers was a drifter who was hired by Nicole to paint her house. “Glen told me that O.J.’s instructions were that ‘You may have to kill the bitch,’” said Anthony Meoli (criminal profiler).
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Serial Killer, Glen Rogers, claims that OJ hired him to murder Nicole. Rogers was a drifter who was hired by Nicole to paint her house. “Glen told me that O.J.’s instructions were that ‘You may have to kill the bitch,’” said Anthony Meoli (criminal profiler).

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OJ’s and Nicole’s children, Sydney and Justin, were asleep at Nicole’s house the night the murders took place.
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OJ’s and Nicole’s children, Sydney and Justin, were asleep at Nicole’s house the night the murders took place.

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The Bronco chase and the final verdit are two of the most watched events in TV history. The Bronce chase was seen by around 95 million people and the final verdit was seen by over 100 million people. To put that in perspective, the 2016 Super Bowl was watched by 111 million people.
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The Bronco chase and the final verdit are two of the most watched events in TV history. The Bronce chase was seen by around 95 million people and the final verdit was seen by over 100 million people. To put that in perspective, the 2016 Super Bowl was watched by 111 million people.

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OJ threw a crazy party after the verdict to celebrate his innocence. He even hired the LAPD to protect his house from the press.
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OJ threw a crazy party after the verdict to celebrate his innocence. He even hired the LAPD to protect his house from the press.

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