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20 years later, figures in O.J. Simpson saga have moved on

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It was the verdict that shocked the nation: O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

Thursday marks 20 years since the double murder that grabbed international attention.
       
The twists and turns that followed led to what became known as "The Trial of the Century."

20 years ago Thursday, investigators found the bodies of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

O.J. Became the main suspect in the deaths.

Just a few days later on June 17, we saw one of the most infamous police chases of all time.

95 million viewers tuned in to watch the low-speed pursuit of O.J. Simpson in a white Ford Bronco on TV.

The NFL hall-of-famer eventually turned himself in, and on June 20, O.J. pled not guilty to two counts of murder.

"The Trial of the Century" was nationally televised for 134 days.

The defense caught a break when O.J. Tried on a blood-soaked glove found at the murder scene and it appeared to be too small for his hand.

It lead the defense to coin the phrase "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit."
    
In October 1995, it took the jury just four hours to come back with a not guilty verdict. The verdict split the country.

O.J. Simpson did eventually go to prison, but not for the murders.

The 66-year-old is serving a 33-year sentence for an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.

Where are the rest of the key players in the case?

Marsha Clark, the lead prosecutor, is an author and has written a mystery series of three books.

Johnnie Cochran, O.J.'s defense attorney, wrote a memoir titled "A Lawyer's Life" and died in 2005 from a brain tumor

Robert Kardashian, a close friend who read a letter from O.J. before his arrest that sounded a lot like a suicide note, died of cancer in 2003.

Ron Goldman's father, Fred, lives in the valley and works at Nordstrom in Scottsdale. The family relentlessly pursued Simpson in court for more than a decade after the trial.

Denise Brown, the sister of murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson, became active in domestic violence advocacy following the death of her sister. She makes appearances across the country to raise funds for women's shelters nationwide.

Lastly, Kato Kaelin. He was staying at Simpson's house the night of the murders. He has a men's clothing line.
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