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Friend says O.J. Simpson will confess to the murder of his ex-wife

Posted: 10:13 AM, Jun 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-06 11:13:26-04

A longtime friend of O.J. Simpson says the former football star will someday confess to killing his ex-wife and her friend.

Ron Shipp, a former LAPD officer, told the  New York Daily News  that Simpson is "in total torment today." 

Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman  were found stabbed to death in 1994

Shipp testified in Simpson's 1995 criminal case that Simpson told him,  "I've had some dreams of killing her."

After a trial that captivated the nation and world, O.J. Simpson  was acquitted of the murders in 1995 . However, Simpson was found liable in a civil suit in 1997 and  ordered to pay the families $33 million

The 68-year-old is serving a nine- to 33-year sentence for a  2008 kidnapping and armed robbery . Shipp said he thinks Simpson could confess once he's released from prison,  which could be next year. 

He said, "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.'"

Interest in the murders of Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson appears to have been renewed recently.  A true-crime series  about Simpson's trial premiered on FX in February, and a five-part ESPN documentary is  set to premiere this  month. 

Earlier this year, a retired Los Angeles police officer came forward with a knife believed to have been buried at the Simpson estate. 

Forensic tests later determined  the knife was not connected to the fatal stabbings. 

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