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The 4 Most Popular O.J. Simpson Conspiracy Theories

If the Theory Doesn't Fit, You Must Acquit: The 4 Most Popular O.J. Conspiracy Theories

Originally posted 06/14/2014 09:15PM

Two decades after one of the most polarizing trials in American history, our nation has generally settled on a consensus about the O.J. Simpson trial: 1) He probably did it, and, 2) The LAPD blew the case by mishandling forensic evidence.

But as with other news events where objective truth has become buried under years of gossip and rumor, the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman have attracted a fair share of experts who are convinced they've figured out what really happened June 12, 1994. Perhaps that's a consequence of a cultural flashpoint where nobody on either side of the debate got any semblance of closure.

No matter if they're serious journalists or Internet crackpots, all Simpson conspiracy theorists are convinced they can do what a year of courtroom drama could not: Crack the case, once and for all.

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Nicole Brown Simpson's Murder 20 Years Later: Sister Reveals Family's Pain

Nicole Brown Simpson's Murder 20 Years Later: Sister Reveals Family's Pain

Originally posted 03/12/2014 02:45PM

Tanya Brown remembers that day in June 1994 as if it were yesterday: waking up to her sister Denise's anguished screams, rushing to her and struggling to comprehend when Denise cried, "She's dead! He killed her! Coco's dead!"

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