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OJ: The Bronco chase 20 years later

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On June 17, 1994, OJ Simpson, and friend, Al Cowlings led police on a low-speed chase after Simpson was charged with murder and failed to turn himself in. (Source: CNN) On June 17, 1994, OJ Simpson, and friend, Al Cowlings led police on a low-speed chase after Simpson was charged with murder and failed to turn himself in. (Source: CNN)

(RNN) – In the summer of 1994, all eyes were on OJ Simpson. The NFL Hall of Famer was charged in the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her acquaintance Ronald Goldman.

On June 12 of that year, Simpson and Goldman were found brutally slain outside of Simpson's Brentwood, Los Angeles home.

Based on evidence at the murder scene, police issued a warrant for Simpson's arrest.

OJ Simpson was to turn himself in to the LAPD on June 17, but he failed to show up. The police department released an all-points bulletin for Simpson.

Later that day, in what became a hugely-watched TV event, Simpson and his friend Al "AC" Cowlings hopped into the now-iconic white Ford Bronco. With AC driving, the two led police on a low-speed chase that lasted nearly two hours.

The chase ended at Simpson's home, where he eventually surrendered.

What came to be known as the Trial of the Century began with opening statements on Jan. 24, 1995. OJ Simpson was subsequently acquitted of murder on Oct. 3.

Simpson has had legal trouble in the ensuing years. He is currently serving time in Nevada after being convicted in 2008 of kidnapping and armed robbery.

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