|Behind all the glamour and the fame, Hollywood California has seen its fair share of murders, and even serial killings. In this feature length documentary we learn about notorious cases such as Sharon Tate, Rebecca Schaeffer, Bob Crane, Nicole Brown Simpson, the Black Dahlia and Tupac Shakur. Hollywood is the heart of the global film industry and along with this comes highly, or perhaps overly-paid actors. Jealousy, drug use, alcohol abuse, and general ‘fast living’ is a tinder box waiting to explode.
|Perhaps the most notorious of all Hollywood murders, certainly of modern times, is O.J Simpson.
Orenthal James “O. J.” Simpson (born July 9, 1947), also nicknamed “The Juice”, is a retired American football player, broadcaster, actor and convicted felon currently incarcerated in Nevada. Simpson was the first professional football player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, a mark he set in 1973. While six other players have passed the 2,000-rush yard mark, he stands alone as the only player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a 14-game season (professional football changed to a 16-game season in 1978). He holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average, which stands at 143.1 ypg. Simpson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
After retiring from professional football, Simpson had a career as a football broadcaster and actor.
In 1995, he was acquitted of the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman after a lengthy and internationally publicized criminal trial, the People v. Simpson. In 1997, a civil court awarded a judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths; to date he has paid little of the $33.5 million judgment.
In September 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2008, he was found guilty and sentenced to 33 years’ imprisonment, with a minimum of nine years without parole.He is serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada.