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O.J. Simpson trial 20 years later: Resentments and questions linger

O.J. Simpson today-2014
O.J. Simpson today-2014

It has been 20 years since the O.J. Simpson trial ended. No matter who you are, if you were over the age of 10 in 1994, then you'll remember exactly where you were at the time the verdict was announced that Simpson was acquitted of the brutal murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Even now, people have strong reactions to the case. According to the Sunday Express, Ron Goldman's sister has readily admitted that she can't forgive O.J. Simpson, and that she would like to see him dead: "I hate the killer." Kim Goldman states.

The O.J. Simpson trial, which was televised on Court TV, has been the most talked about case since it ended all those years ago, and it remains so today. Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter didn't exist, but the reporting on this case was fierce and widespread. Everyone talked about the case. No one could believe that O.J. 'The Juice' Simpson was capable of committing such a crime. Before Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman's murder, the public was not aware of Simpson's abusive past. In every circle, he was respected and hailed as a "really nice guy." Even some celebrities defended him in the beginning. Paul Newman, who played alongside O.J. in the movie "The Towering Inferno," was reduced to tears upon hearing about it. Actress Linda Evans stated that Simpson was always such a nice man when she worked with him.

Since Simpson's acquittal, many conversations have developed. The discussions have to do with the real reason O.J. Simpson got away with murder, and the role race played in his acquittal. Some are entertaining new theories about who the real killer could be, such as Investigation Discovery's controversial documentary "My Brother The Serial Killer," which accuses the infamous Glen Edward Rogers of being the true killer, according to ABC News.

The O.J. Simpson case has left a trail of casualties since it ended: deaths have occurred and careers have been ruined. Many businesses have also closed due to the notoriety. Today, as O.J. Simpson sits in prison serving a nine to 33-year sentence on charges unrelated to the Brentwood tragedy, his children, Sydney and Justin, live a life in the shadows, often changing their names and moving from place to place to escape their notorious past.