As the 25th anniversary of one of Americas most notorious unsolved murder cases approaches, prime suspect OJ Simpson says life is good.
The Hall of Fame football hero and ex-movie star said he and his family refuse to revisit the worst day of our lives when his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were slaughtered outside her home in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994.
His subsequent Trial of the Century captivated America, ushering in the dawn of 24/7 news coverage and shining an uncomfortable light on issues of racism, police misconduct, celebrity and domestic violence.
In a telephone interview, Simpson, 71, said he is healthy and happy living in Las Vegas.
We dont need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives, he said.
The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again. My family and I have moved on to what we call the “no negative zone”. We focus on the positives.
But the pain has not faded for Mr Goldmans family.
His sister Kim said closure was not a word that resonates with her, adding that she doesnt suffocate in [her] grief either.
But every milestone that my kid hits, every milestone that I hit, you know, those are just reminders of what Im not able to share with my brother and what he is missing out on, she said.
Ron Goldman, then 25, was returning a pair of sunglasses that Nicole Brown Simpsons mother had left at a restaurant where he worked when he and Simpsons ex-wife were stabbed and slashed dozens of times in a brutal attack.
Despite what appeared on the face of it to be a strong case against him, Simpsons Dream Team secured his acquittal the following year in a case that seemed to split the nation along racial lines, with many white Americans left feeling like he got away with murder and black people confident in his innocence.Simpson has always maintained somebody else was responsible and the case officially remains unsolved.
However, a civil suit filed by Mr Goldmans family in 1997 found him liable for both deaths, awarding $33.5million to the victims families – the bulk of which was never recovered.
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