Ron Shipp, a former police officer and part-time actor who's been friends with O.J. Simpson for 26 years and testified at the 1995 murder trial, says that The Juice may possibly come clean and confess what we anyone with half a brain already knows: HE DID IT.
At the Los Angeles premier of ESPN's "O.J. Simpson: Made in America" docu-series, Shipp told the NY Daily News, "The guy 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 believes that when Simpson is released next year from the Nevada prison he's currently serving time in for armed robbery he will tell finally tell the truth of what really happened that night.
"The guy is in total torment today."
"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," said Shipp.
Saying he believes he will confess when released.
"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,'" said Shipp.
According to the NY Daily News, Shipp confessed to having had "mixed feelings" about Simpson's role when the murder investigation was under way but now is certain he's guilty.
"I should have known. I didn't really see him at the time doing that because of my love for him. I didn't want to believe the things I saw," said Shipp.
During Shipp's 1995 testimony, he told jurors that Simpson had confessed to him that he'd had dreams about killing his wife Nicole.
The Washington Post provides some more details on the Jason Simpson conspiracy theory:
The theory involving Jason Simpson, who was 24 at the time of the murders, is the subject of a documentary being produced by actor Martin Sheen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent” will span six episodes and will debut in early 2017 on Investigation Discovery. The series will focus on the work of William C. Dear, a Texas private investigator who has written two books on O.J. Simpson’s innocence, the latest a 2012 work entitled “O.J. Is Innocent and I Can Prove It.”
As evidence for this theory, Dear points out that Jason Simpson was on probation at the time of the killings after he had attacked a former employer with a knife; that he had been treated for a mental disorder and had tried to commit suicide three times; and that he killed Nicole Brown Simpson on the night of June 12, 1994, after she reneged on a promise to bring the family to the restaurant at which Jason Simpson was a chef, enraging him (Goldman was an innocent bystander).
Here’s where Dear’s theory falls flat, as detailed in a 2001 story by Tony Ortega, then a writer for the now-defunct New Times Los Angeles: Dear makes barely any effort to account for the fact that O.J. Simpson’s blood was found all over the crime scene, and his explanation for how all that O.J. Simpson blood got there is rather ludicrous. Plus, Dear’s timeline for the slayings is more or less implausible.
Click below to see the trailer for ESPN's "O.J. Simpson: Made in America" which looks fantastic and SBNation says "is the best thing they have ever done."
Also, if you haven't seen FX's, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" you really should...