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O.J. Simpson Weighs In On Alex Murdaugh Case, Sparking Online Uproar

“People keep asking me my opinion of the Alex Murdaugh trial,” O.J. Simpson opined on Twitter hours before Alex Murdaugh was found guilty of murdering his wife and son.

By Dorian Geiger

O.J. Simpson bizarrely compared the Alex Murdaugh murder case to his own, offering flawed insight into a possible verdict hours before a jury convicted the South Carolina legal scion of killing his wife and son  

On Thursday afternoon, Simpson wrongly predicted there was enough “reasonable doubt” for Murdaugh to avoid a guilty verdict in the grisly 2021 slayings of Paul Murdaugh and Maggie Murdaugh, who were fatally shot at the family’s hunting estate.

“I don’t know why they think I’m an expert,” Simpson, a former murder suspect himself, told Twitter followers, while smiling, in the roughly three-minute video

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The viral video, which has been viewed at least 6.6 million times, was captioned, “People keep asking me my opinion of the Alex Murdaugh trial.”

O.J Simpson

“I am not qualified to really say if the guy did it or you didn’t do it,” Simpson added.

The 75-year-old former NFL star admitted that he suspected that Murdaugh was guilty — however, he noted that he also believed there was enough “reasonable doubt” in the case that a jury wouldn’t convict. Simpson hinted at his own 1995 blockbuster homicide trial, in which reasonable doubt was a major factor in the jury finding him not guilty in the fatal stabbings of ex-wife Nicole Brown and friend Ron Goldman.

“But from what I’ve seen, do I think it’s more likely that he did it? Yes,” Simpson said. “But more likely equals reasonable doubt.”

Alex Murdaugh Leaving Court Handcuffs

Simpson’s video ultimately sparked a frenzy of memes online, with multiple users pointing out the irony — and apparent lack of self-awareness — in his legal analysis. 

“I can’t think of anyone who would better understand Alex Murdaugh than him,” legal analyst and television broadcaster Dan Abrams replied.

“This is a creepy performance piece of dark art that closes in on itself and in the end I found deeply unsettling,” actress Kiersten Warren also wrote. “This right here is where the hot slap of slithering snake resides.”

Simpson hypothesized that it had been a damning mistake for Murdaugh — who ultimately admitted to lying about his whereabouts the night of the murders, as well as swindling numerous clients — to take the stand. Simpson didn’t testify at his own murder trial. 

“When the trial first started, I watched him take the stand and I thought it was probably a mistake because the guy is an admitted liar,” Simpson stated. “And it’s hard for me to think he could be on the stand 5, 6, 7, 8 days without lying. Of course, I mean, what did he lie about? But lying and stealing money is a little different than murder.”

Following Murdaugh’s conviction on Thursday afternoon, Simpson again took to Twitter with a follow-up video he captioned, “Down goes Murdaugh,” in which he oddly compares the South Carolina murder case to his. In the shorter one-minute and 48-second clip, Simpson draws from his own experiences as a murder suspect. 

“The one thing that the jury must have seen is that the guy is a liar,” he said. “Once a guy’s a liar, you can’t believe anything he says."

You can watch the Oxygen special "Alex Murdaugh. Death. Deception. Power." here or on Peacock.