On June 12, 1994, Nicole spent the day with her family. She made breakfast for the kids, after which they went shopping. Nicole met O.J., her parents, and other family members in the afternoon to watch Sydney’s dance recital. The Browns celebrated by going out to dinner at Mezzaluna restaurant. O.J. was not invited.
Nicole’s mom forgot her glasses, and Ronald Goldman, a waiter who worked at the restaurant, volunteered to drop them off later at the house.
Nicole Moves Into a New Condo
Nicole purchased a condo at 875 South Bundy Drive in Brentwood and moved there with the kids in January 1994. She planned to rent a room to Kaelin again, but O.J. had other plans. He offered Kaelin a room in his guest house rent-free.
O.J. was very much involved in his ex's life, deeming it inappropriate for another man to live inside her house, especially when the exes were supposedly working out their relationship.
Things Only Get Worse
By May 1994, Nicole wanted to move on for good despite having tried to make it work for a while. She even returned the expensive diamond, ruby, and sapphire bracelet that O.J. gifted her for her 35th birthday on May 19.
She was done this time and meant it, and he knew it. Her ex-husband responded the only way he knew how — with threats and intimidation. For instance, he told her to stop using his Rockingham address on her tax forms, or he would call the IRS on her.
Nicole and Ronald Goldman Are Killed
Later that night, Nicole’s neighbor spotted a big Akita in an alley – barking and alone. The dog had an expensive collar on and blood on its paws. Another neighbor volunteered to keep the dog overnight, but the animal was too restless, leading them back home to Nicole’s house.
That’s when the neighbor saw a woman’s body lying outside. Nicole and Ronald Goldman were left there while the two children were asleep upstairs.
Where Was O.J. Simpson?
The next morning, police called O.J. at the O’Hare Plaza Hotel in Chicago where he was attending a convention. On learning about the deaths, O.J. reportedly did not ask how or who did it. He boarded a flight to Los Angeles and arrived around noon to find a full-blown investigation underway.
O.J. had a deep gash in his hand. When cops questioned him about it, he said he had smashed a glass when the call about his ex-wife came, badly cutting his hand.