OJ Simpson has started a hunger strike in prison. He says, “I used to live my way, and now I’m going to die my way,” according to unnamed sources.
Simpson is serving out his sentence for a kidnapping, assault, and robbery in a Nevada prison. It has been reported that he is so depressed that he wants to “just sit down in a corner and die.”
The news of Simpson’s increasingly bad health, and his decision to go on hunger strike, was revealed by the National Enquirer.
The alleged reason for Simpson, 66, wanting to die, is so that his children would be able to get his millions. Simpson is eligible for parole in 2017 after having an appeal for a new trial turned down last year.
His money is tied up in his pension account. After Simpson;s death, the beneficiaries of the estate are daughters Sydney, 28, and Arnelle, 45, and sons Justin, 25, and Jason, 43. O.J. is worried they won’t get it.
Following Simpson’s acquittal in 1994 on the charge of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, Goldman’s family issued a civil suit, and were awarded $33 million.
A source commented.”He can’t give the kids his money while he’s alive without the Goldman family laying claim to it… The only way OJ figures he can leave his kids the millions is to kill himself.
It appears that Simpson has started to lose weight, and guards are under instruction not to revive him if he falls unconscious.
“You can tell by his voice that he just wants to die,” The Enquirer reports.
Last month The Inquisitr reported that Simpson was suffering from a brain tumor but was refusing treatment. He also had a deadly combination of “sky high” blood pressure, a vastly expanding waistline and a lack of physical activity, and doctors were concerned about his health.
However, Simpson’s lawyer Ozzie Fumo told MailOnline that he has not heard anything about his clients poor health:
“As far as I know his health is very good, he was doing just fine. I spent a lot of time with him preparing for the retrial motion and he never once mentioned diabetes. We discussed health issues, we had meals together, and he seemed fine.”Simpson has to serve another four year of his 33 year sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center before he is eligible for parole.
O.J. Simpson was found guilty of kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges in what he said was an attempt to retrieve memorabilia and personal items from two sports collectibles dealers in a casino hotel room.
Whether O.J. Simpson lives or dies now appears to be under his control. And, should he die, it will be his heirs who have to battle the Goldman family for the money.