OJ Simpson, acquitted of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown on a technicality back in the ’90s, took to Twitter on Thursday to weigh in on the Alex Murdaugh case prior to the jury’s guilty verdict. The former NFL player posted a video in which he said that Murdaugh “more than likely” killed his wife Maggie and son Paul. He also expressed a desire for the South Carolina prosecutor to get a lengthy prison sentence.
OJ Simpson did say that he wouldn’t have been surprised if Alex Murdaugh “beats his case.” That’s largely down to how much influence he had in the local area over the years. And while Simpson insisted that he’s “not qualified to say whether the guy did it or didn’t do it,” he thought it unlikely that Murdaugh was innocent.
“From what I’ve seen, do I think it’s more likely that he did it? Yes. But more likely equals reasonable doubt,” Simpson said. “It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if this guy beats this case.”
OJ Simpson has a lot to say about Alex Murdaugh
People keep asking me my opinion of the Alex Murdaugh trial. pic.twitter.com/G7F7F3S83Z
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) March 2, 2023
While it might seem odd for OJ Simpson to even chime in on this case, he claims he only did so because “a whole lot of people are asking me what I think about this Alex Murdaugh trial.” He went on to say that he’s no “expert” on the ins and outs of the trial, he did note that Murdaugh is clearly a “habitual liar.”
“He was just trying to relate to one or two of those jurors that he was a good old boy. He was one of them. And I’m not sure he didn’t succeed in doing that,” Simpson said in the video.
After the jury went off for deliberations on Thursday night, Simpson posted a second video in which he discussed possible outcomes of the case.
“If the verdict comes back tomorrow, he’s going to be guilty,” he said. “If the verdict comes back next week sometime that means they’re probably fighting and there’s probably some disagreement in it.”
Alex Murdaugh was found guilty on all charges, including two counts of first-degree murder, on Thursday night. The jury reached its decision after just under three hours of deliberation. He was sentenced on Friday, March 3, to two consecutive life terms in prison.
Down goes Murdaugh pic.twitter.com/UR4140FuzE
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) March 3, 2023