With the success of the recent series The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and the upcoming release of Ezra Edelman’s ESPN documentary O.J.: Made in America, O.J. Simpson’s name won’t be disappearing from the headlines anytime soon.
At the Los Angeles premier of the ESPN documentary Ron Shipp, Simpson’s former long-time friend and former police officer, told the New York Daily News, he believes a murder confession could be coming if Simpson is released.
“I hope one day he actually will rid us of all the doubt and all the conspiracy theories and say ‘sorry I cannot go to prison (because of double jeopardy laws), but I am sorry I did it,” says Shipp, who believes that will happen.
“I do,” he said. “I got a call about a conspiracy theory about Jason (Simpson’s son) being the killer and I thought, man, come on Juice, just say ‘my son didn’t do it.'”
The first part of “O.J.: Made in America” will premiere on ABC at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Simpson becomes eligible for parole in 2017.