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Nicole Brown Simpson's Death a Main Topic in Unseen OJ Deposition Tapes

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By    |   Friday, 25 Sep 2015 10:56 AM

The death of Nicole Brown Simpson will be the focus of the mostly unseen tapes of the 1997 civil case deposition of football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson, taken two years after he was acquitted in the infamous "Trial of the Century."

ABC's "20/20" will report on the tapes on Friday, and they will also be the centerpiece of an upcoming A&E documentary, "O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes," which will air Oct. 1. LMN will host another documentary on the tapes, "The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Simpson Case: The Untold Story," to air Sept. 30.

Simpson was found not guilty of the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, both of whom were found stabbed to death outside of her condominium in Los Angeles' exclusive Brentwood neighborhood.

A California civil jury, though, found Simpson liable for the deaths and ordered him to pay $33 million in damages. Attorney Daniel Petrocelli, representing Goldman's father, questioned Simpson for 13 days in connection with the civil case, according to ABC News.

Simpson is currently in a Nevada prison after being convicted in October 2008 on 12 counts of armed robbery and kidnapping in connection to an incident involving two sports memorabilia dealers being held at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.

"Everybody forgot the tapes existed," Elizabeth Vargas, "20/20" co-anchor, said of the deposition interviews, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"It's astonishing to watch him. At various times he's arrogant, disarming, dismissive, serious. At one point he leans back, puts his hands behind his head while in his chair, stretching. Then he puts his head down on his desk, laughing. Incredibly inappropriate behavior for somebody being deposed about the brutal murder of two people," Vargas continued.

Kim Goldman, Ronald Goldman's sister, told talk show host Meredith Vieira this week that she requested to see Simpson at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, according to Us Weekly.

"I feel that I needed to be the last face that he saw," Goldman said to Vieira. "My brother was found with his eyes open . . . If you believe the testimony that he was lying dying for about a minute watching his killer walk away, and I needed to be the last face that the killer saw. That was important to me."

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