OJ Simpson took to Twitter on Thursday to weigh in on the Alex Murdaugh trial, a few hours before a jury unanimously found the South Carolina lawyer guilty of murder.
Simpson — who himself was cleared in the murder trial of his wife and Ron Goldman in the “trial of the century” in 1995 — initially said he wouldn’t be surprised if Murdaugh “beats this case.”
OJ Simpson is convinced the disgraced South Carolina legal scion will beat the double murder charges he faces despite having “likely” killed his wife and son in cold blood, the ex-gridiron star said Thursday.
“It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if this guy beats this case,”
Simpson said in a video he posted to Twitter
“I realized watching him testify, what he was doing. He was just trying to relate to one or two of those jurors that he was a good ol’ boy, that he was one of them — and I’m not sure he didn’t succeed in doing that,” Simpson said.
After watching some of Murdaugh’s testimony, Simpson said, he believes the ex-lawyer probably gunned down his wife, Maggie, and son Paul on their property in June 2021.
“From what I’ve seen, do I think it’s more likely that he did it? Yes. But ‘more likely’ equals reasonable doubt,” Simpson said.
Simpson said he’d recently gotten an outpouring of requests online for his opinion on the murder case, which centers on the downfall of a powerful legal family.
While Simpson said he doesn’t understand why people think he’s an “expert” on the trial, he did admit to watching it, fascinated to see how a “habitual liar” survived multiple days on the witness stand.
Minutes after the guilty verdict was handed down on Thursday evening, Simpson posted a second video in which he said he discussed possible outcomes with his friend.