Monday is 19th anniversary of O.J. Simpson chase
(CNN) — 19 years ago Monday, June 17th, many were glued to their TVs as O.J. Simpson led police on an hour-long chase around Los Angeles in a white Ford Bronco.
The actor and former NFL player was charged in the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Instead of turning himself in, Simpson fled in the SUV with a friend at the wheel.
They gave up after about an hour, and Simpson was arrested.
Simpson was later acquitted of double murder after a lengthy trial.
In 2007, Simpson was arrested in connection with a robbery at a Las Vegas hotel room. He was later convicted and sentenced to up to 33 years in prison.
Simpson has appealed for a new trial.