Robert Shapiro reveals what OJ Simpson whispered after not guilty verdict was read out

By News Corp Australia Network

OJ Simpson's lawyer Robert Shapiro has spoken for the first time since the trial ended 20 years ago and revealed what his client whispered to him after the not guilty verdict.

"You told me this would be the result from the beginning. You were right," Shapiro recalls Simpson telling him.

The 73-year-old has told Fox that he believes more than one person was involved in killing Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman in 1994, saying it is highly possible that a second knife was used.

Simpson was found not guilty of murder in a trial that captivated America and the world.

In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, center, reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. Photo: AP
In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, center, reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. Photo: AP

Shapiro said he tried the glove on between court sessions and knew that it wouldn't fit Simpson.

"I tried the glove on. It was a little bit wide in my palm and a little bit long in my fingers. O.J. Simpson has enormous hands and I knew that the glove would not fit him. No question about it. Wouldn't even be close," Shapiro said.

The glove was a turning point in the case with Johnny Cochran coming up with the line "If the glove don't fit, you must acquit".

Former OJ Simpson "Dream Team" lawyer Robert Shapiro in 2009. Photo: Getty Images
Former OJ Simpson "Dream Team" lawyer Robert Shapiro in 2009. Photo: Getty Images

Shapiro said he advised Simpson to get as close as possible to the jury while he tried on the glove and to hold it up like the "Olympic torch" and tug on it.

The OJ Simpson case has returned to the public consciousness in the US thanks to the People V OJ Simpson miniseries.

Shapiro admits he knows that most people believe that Simpson killed his ex wife and her friend but says that no court could have convicted him beyond reasonable doubt.

"There's two types of justice that we deal with, in America: there's moral justice and there's legal justice," he said. "If you look at it from a moral point of view, a lot of people would say he absolutely did it. I deal in legal justice, as you did as a lawyer, and that's proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

O.J. Simpson appears in court during closing arguments for his trial at the Clark County Regional Justice Center on October 2, 2008 in Las Vegas. Photo: Getty Images
O.J. Simpson appears in court during closing arguments for his trial at the Clark County Regional Justice Center on October 2, 2008 in Las Vegas. Photo: Getty Images

"And there's no question in my mind that any fair juror who saw that case from the beginning to the end would conclude there was reasonable doubt," he said.

- news.com.au

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