Simpson is “in total torment today”.

It was the trial of the century and undoubtedly one of the most divisive court verdicts of all time.

In 1995, O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ronald Goldman, a verdict that largely came down to a now infamous pair of bloodied gloves that appeared to be too tight to fit Simpson’s hands, and has since been widely criticized.

Now, 22 years after the crime, one of Simpson’s best friends, Ron Shipp, has revealed he believes the former football star will confess to the murder, claiming Simpson is “in total torment today.”

“Someone told me he is 300 pounds and he looks horrible. O.J. has always felt his appearance meant everything and now, deep down inside, he is starting to live with himself,” Shipp told New York Daily News.

Simpson is currently serving out a prison sentence for armed robbery in 2008, when he tried to reclaim some of his memorabilia, allegedly in order to re-sell it. He will be eligible for parole next year and according to Shipp, is eager to set things straight then.

“…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.’ ”

Though it’s been largely speculated Simpson was responsible for the murder of ex-wife, Brown Simpson and Goldman, countless conspiracy theories have emerged in the years since the famous trial, including several implicating Simpson’s son, Jason, who was 24 at the time of the murders.

“I got a call about a conspiracy theory about Jason being the killer and I thought, man, come on Juice, just say ‘my son didn’t do it,” Shipp said.

Since the trial in 1995, there has been a large number of documentaries and books about the case, the most recent TV drama, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, having been a huge ratings hit.

Should Simpson ever decide to come clean about the case, it would be a chance for him to overcome his bankruptcy, as there most likely won’t be a shortage of offers to sell his confession; and thanks to double jeopardy laws, Simpson may never need to serve a day in prison for the crime.

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