Revisiting the O.J. Simpson saga, 20 years later

Key moments from one of the most sensational crime stories of the modern age

Holly Bailey
Yahoo News
Evidence in the O.J. Simpson Trial

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Realizing their blunder, prosecutors quickly pointed out the bloody gloves had been frozen and unfrozen and may have shrunk. On June 21, 1995, they asked O.J. Simpson to try on a new pair of gloves similar to those found at the crime scenes, and they fit. (Vince Bucci/AP)

Twenty years ago this week, O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, were found dead, stabbed to death in a bloody scene on the front steps of her condo in west Los Angeles. Simpson, a Pro Football Hall of Famer turned television and movie star, almost immediately was shrouded in suspicion, and thus began one of the most sensational crime stories of the modern age, one that still divides much of the nation.

Every twist and turn of the case seemed almost as if it could have been scripted by Hollywood, from the slow-speed chase of a white Ford Bronco carrying an allegedly suicidal Simpson down the San Diego Freeway to the moment during his trial when the ex-football star struggled to fit his hands inside bloody gloves allegedly worn by his ex-wife’s killer. “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit,” Simpson’s lawyer, Johnnie Cochran later intoned, a line that has lived on in pop culture infamy.

Here are some of the memorable moments and images of the O.J. Simpson saga, which began June 12, 1994.

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