Creepy double murder acquitee O.J. SIMPSON Florida horror house sale kayoed as potential buyers flee the deal!
While the 66-year-old convict languishes in Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center, his four-bedroom, four-bath, hacienda-style home was sold for $655,000 in an online foreclosure auction.
But The ENQUIRER has learned that when the two business partners who purchased the property discovered it belonged to O.J., they were so upset they forfeited their $30,000-plus down payment just to get out of the deal.
“My partner is French and did not realize he was buying a home once owned by O.J. Simpson,” co-purchaser Thomas Kennedy told The ENQUIRER. “When we discovered that, we decided to walk out and forfeit our five percent deposit because we didn’t want to be involved with that kind of notoriety.
“The house will be going back up for auction soon.”
Simpson’s manager Norman Pardo told The ENQUIRER: “O.J. doesn’t want the house. It holds a lot of bad memories for him – his turbulent relationship with his former girlfriend Christie Prody.”
While living at the Miami-area home, the former sports hero was ticketed for speeding in his boat and endangering manatees as well as for pirating TV satellite signals. In 2001, the FBI searched the residence during an investigation of possible ecstasy trafficking and money laundering.
The 4,233-square-foot house, built in the early 1950s, was bought by O.J. in 2000 for $575,000. But he stopped making payments on the home, and it went into foreclosure.
As The ENQUIRER reported in September, O.J. was said to be shaken when the auction date was set because he’d secreted in the house incriminating diaries and evidence – including a knife and Bruno Magli shoes – from the sensational murder of his ex-wife Nicole.
Now, O.J. is hoping to get released on bail, pending a new trial he’s requested on his 2008 conviction for robbery and kidnapping. But he won’t be going back to his old house, and anyone who buys it will have their work cut out for them.
“It’s a wreck,” said an insider. “It had raccoons living in the attic and rodents in the walls. Whoever buys the house will have to spend a fortune fixing it up.”