This is a hoax.
It's not Johnnie Cochran's headstone.
The picture was created using a website that has a feature called
Original Tombstone Generator.
Whoever created it did not spell his name correctly. Cochran used
"Johnnie" for his first name, not "Johnny."
When the famous
attorney died on 3/29/05, there was speculation about whether he
privately believed in O.J.'s innocence or whether he merely took that
stance publicly in order to serve as his attorney. Close associates and
family have said, however, that he never wavered in his stance that O.J.
did not commit the crime.
O.J. Simpson was
famous as a college and professional football player, a television
sports commentator, and sometime actor.
His former wife Nicole
Brown Simpson and a man named Ron Goldman were killed at Nicole Brown
Simpson's residence on the night of 6/12/94. Both were stabbed and
Nicole Brown Simpson's throat was cut.
O.J. Simpson was briefly taken into custody for questioning but released
and on 6/17/94 when he was about to be arrested and charged with the
murders, he became involved in one of the most highly publicized and
televised police chases in history. It was a low speed event which
showed Simpson riding in a white Ford Bronco on the freeways of Los
Angeles talking on his cell phone and at times holding a gun to his
head. The Bronco was driven by Simpson's friend and fellow athlete Al
Cowlings. Simpson was finally taken into custody when they
returned in the Bronco to his home in
Brentwood on the west side of the Los Angeles area. Although
Cowlings claimed that he was taken hostage at gun point and forced to
take part in the famous low speed pursuit by Simpson he was charged with
aiding a fugitive and released on bail.
O.J. Simpson's highly publicized
trial resulted in his being found not guilty.
He later lost a
civil suit filed by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman
and was ordered to pay restitution for their deaths.