The lives of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were brutally taken on June 12, 1994 — and these bloody crime scene photos reveal the shocking savagery of that gory night! The National ENQUIRER
talked to expert eyewitnesses who pieced together the horrifying events at the luxurious Los Angeles home of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife — and they explained how the football legend and Hollywood star became the prime suspect!
Earlier that evening, Nicole had joined her mother for dinner at the Mezzaluna restaurant after seeing O.J. at Revere Junior High School in Brentwood — where their daughter had performed in a recital. Waiter Ron Goldman, a friend of Nicole, greeted them. Her mother later realized she'd left her glasses behind at the restaurant. "Nicole's parents called Mezzaluna. Sure enough, they'd located the missing glasses," said a family insider. Ron Goldman, who'd finished his shift, volunteered to run the glasses to Nicole's house.
Nicole invited Ron into her living room when he arrived — and police said that, unknown to the two, O.J. was lurking just outside. "We believe Simpson crouched in the bushes six yards from the front door of Nicole's town house, waiting for the right moment to pounce!"
"Then Nicole," said the police insider, "barefoot and in a nightdress, brought Goldman out the front door about 10:30 p.m. — and Simpson leaped forward. Homicide detectives on the case believe he first attacked Goldman, who put his hands up in a vain effort to protect himself. He fought furiously for his life, but was slashed across his throat and received multiple stab wounds.
Added the source: "Detectives believe Simpson then attacked Nicole with such speed that she didn't have time to scream. Having witnessed what was happening to Goldman, it's believed she was frozen in terror. The injury Simpson inflicted on Nicole was horrendous. He almost decapitated her. The wound through her neck reached the spinal cord."
Nicole died within three or four seconds after the gaping wound cut off the blood flow to her brain, said a medical insider. O.J. also mutilated his ex-wife's breasts and inflicted other stab wounds on her body, according to sources. The crumpled body of Nicole was found on its side 18 feet from her front door, lying in a pool of drying blood.
Ron's body was found in nearby bushes a few feet away. He'd been stabbed eight times in the neck and chest, and had several slash wounds on his hands and arms. Nicole's pet dog, a white Akita, left tracks through the blood as it ran around barking furiously after the murders. She had either brought the dog outside with her, or it had run out of the house at the time of the attack, said insiders.
Detectives theorized that O.J. then slipped back to his white Bronco — similar to a car that was outside of Nicole's home that night, according to a neighborhood jogger. Within an hour, O.J. was aboard a plane to Chicago to play in a golf tournament. Police believe he took the murder weapon with him — hidden in a duffel bag!
The plane was in the air when the bodies of Nicole and Ronald Goldman were found at 12:10 a.m. "O.J. was the last passenger to board American Airlines Flight 668 to Chicago," said an eyewitness on the plane. A friend, Howard Bingham, told the press he happened to be on the same flight, and that O.J. looked and acted normal. But, insisted the other passenger: "He seemed nervous and restless."
O.J.'s plane landed at 5:44 a.m. Chicago time on Monday, June 13. An hour and a half later, Los Angeles police phoned him at his hotel room and told him his ex-wife had been murdered. Sources said blood matching the athlete's blood type was found at the murder scene. Blood matching Nicole's type was found in a sink at O.J.'s home, and a bloody glove found at the murder site matched one found on O.J.'s estate.
In addition, bloodstained clothing reportedly was discovered at O.J.'s home. On June 17, 1994, police filed murder charges against O.J. After later leading the cops on a nationally-televised freeway chase, the disgraced football star surrendered at his home. Three days later, the fallen hero was arraigned and asked how he pleaded to the double murder charges. In a quiet voice, O.J. replied: "Not guilty."