Photos of Ron Goldman’s postmortem weren’t made public. However, the graphic pictures of the murder that were circulated on the internet portrayed the savage killing of Ron Goldman.
The official examination results for Ron Goldman revealed puncture wounds to various areas of his body, comprising of his chest, stomach, and left thigh. His scalp, face, neck, chest, and injuries to his left hand were also documented.
Simpson was charged with the killings of both victims in a civil court case in February 1997, and the jury granted $33.5 million to Simpson’s mother and Goldman’s parents.
During the testimony in the civil trial, Simpson discussed the homicides for the first time. Simpson mentioned that he couldn’t remember his whereabouts at the time of the murders.
The Enigma of the Murders
A dual murder case was reported in Brentwood, California, in the summer of 1994.
Nicole Brown Simpson, the former wife of the ex-NFL star O.J. Simpson, and waiter Ronald Goldman were discovered brutally stabbed to death outside Simpson’s residence. The homicides instantly became newsworthy due to Simpson’s fame.
When law enforcement arrived at the location on the evening of June 12, 1994, they discovered a crime scene outside Nicole Brown Simpson’s residence.
Simpson, aged 34, and her friend, Ron Goldman, aged 25, were both found deceased. The murders were vicious, with Simpson enduring 12 stab wounds and Goldman suffering 25.
Inside the home, Brown Simpson’s children were asleep in their chambers while the bathtub was filled, the TV was switched on, and a cup of partially melted ice cream was abandoned on the downstairs railing.
Simpson was a suspect in the case, and after law enforcement found a trace of blood leading from Simpson’s car to his front door, he consented to surrender himself.
However, he subsequently fled and was chased by the police in a widely televised low-speed vehicle pursuit.
Despite numerous pieces of evidence, including blood, hair, and fibers from the victims discovered in Simpson’s car and home, and a glove matching one found at the crime scene, Simpson was cleared after an eight-month trial.
His defense team alleged that prejudiced police officers set him up.
Nevertheless, Simpson was deemed responsible for compensation in a subsequent civil trial and was instructed to pay $33.5 million to the families of the victims.
In 2007, Simpson was implicated in a separate legal case in which he was convicted of breaking into a Las Vegas hotel room and stealing sports memorabilia. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison and released in 2017.