There are many ways of becoming famous and not all of them are pleasant to the ears. While most people would taste fame for using their talent in different areas like sports, film industry, comedy and a lot more, Jason Simpson became the subject of media scrutiny for the wrong reason. He was roped in a murder case, almost twenty years after the murder was committed with his own father as the prime suspect.
Below are all the details about Jason Simpson and everything you need to know about what he did that shot him to the spotlight overnight.
Who Exactly Is Jason Simpson?
On the 21st of April 1970, Jason Simpson was born to renowned former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O. J. Simpson and his first wife Marguerite Whitley. Jason was the second child and first son of the couple who later divorced after it was discovered that O.J. Simpson was having an affair with a woman who he later made his wife. O.J. had a shining career in his heydays as an NFL player, strutting his stuff for big teams like the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers during his active years which spanned from 1969 to 1979.
Aside from his career attainments which made him popular, O. J. Simpson was shoved to the spotlight for the wrong reasons after his second wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were murdered in cold blood on June 12, 1994. The former NFL player was tried for both murders and later acquitted.
However, in 2012, when it seemed the ugly events that followed the murders have been swept under the carpet, private investigator William C. Dear dug up interesting facts that point to the fact that Jason Simpson may be the real culprit in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Dear made the claims in his book ‘O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It’ where he listed facts to back his claim.
His claim was mostly based on the close scrutiny of the suspects, his findings during his visits to the crime scene – as well as places that have links to the case, and every other detail he gathered from all the interviews he carried out after the murder. After garnering evidence and ruling out alibis from those involved, Dear came to the conclusion that it was Jason Simpson, not his father who should be tried for the murders. According to his research, Jason killed the victims in a fit of rage after which his father entered the scene. His findings also revealed that Jason suffered from violent outbursts and had issues with rage disorder. A diary he also discovered during the investigation indicates that Jason might have the tendency of hurting people who hurt his loved ones. Dear’s claims gained traction overnight, turning Jason Simpson into a media sensation.
The fact that Dear has a record of conducting similar investigation succesffuly gave more credence to his allegations. He did it on the murder of an Ohio man named Dean Milo. Through his meticulous investigative ventures, Dear has sent not less than eleven people to jail, his brother inclusive.
Despite the incriminating findings which include a private diary and some ugly skeletons from the past, Jason Simpson didn’t face any trial for the murders.
Where Is Jason Simpson Now?
Having escaped any formal trial for the murders of his father’s second wife and her friend, Jason Simpson has done a good job staying off the radar while living a secluded life in Atlanta. Nothing is known about his current line of work and though he is nearing his 50s, Jason seems to be single and has no kids.
He, however, came to the limelight in 2016 following the coverage of the internationally publicized murder case on the television mini-series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Notwithstanding, Jason with his siblings and half-siblings – Sydney Brooke Simpson, Arnelle Simpson, Justin Ryan Simpson, and Aaren Simpson have chosen to avoid any form of media attention since the murder case put their family on the spotlight.